After much speculation, Fiji captain and former Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has revealed where he will be playing his football for the next year.
He has been unveiled as a new signing for Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC for whom he’s agreed a one-year contract.
Krishna (34) will play beside Indian captain Sunil Chettri and he will re-unite with teammates from his previous club, ATK Mohun Bagan, including Prabir Das, Javi Hernandez and Jayesh Rane.
Krishna told the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation:
“You know just the success I had with the previous club, and of course the last two seasons we didn’t win, so I still have that hunger to go back and prove not just for myself but for Bengaluru.
“You know they haven’t been in the top four for the last two seasons so you know I’ve been admiring them when I first went they were the toughest opponents in terms of defending and scoring a goal so, yeah I want to go back and of course with the signings and with the new coach and with my fellow mates, hopefully, this season we can achieve that goal.”
Since leaving ATK Mohun Bagan, Krishna has trained with Auckland club Manurewa while sorting out his next career option.
Former club Wellington Phoenix made him an offer and reports linked him with Mumbai City, coached by former Phoenix coach Des Buckingham.
But Krishna says he’s been enjoying the time with his family, and his new daughter.
“I’m just loving my fatherhood; every morning when I wake up and I see her, I want to do well for myself and also for my family and of course with the little one there’s more responsibilities but look I’m enjoying myself and they’ll be with me so I can’t take anything other than that so we’re excited to go abroad.”
The 2022/23 ISL season starts in October,
Krishna is expected to return to Indian in late July for pre-season training with Benfaluru.
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