Fiji’s Krishna to A-League or MLS?

Fijian striker Roy Krishna will play his last game for New Zealand club Waitakere United on Sunday.

Fijian striker Roy Krishna will play his last game for New Zealand club Waitakere United on Sunday.

The 21-year old has enjoyed a successful stint with the club since crossing from Fijian club Labasa FC and after scoring twice in the New Zealand Football Championship semi-final win over Wellington, thanked his teammates for helping him with his game.

Krishna will move after Sunday’s final against Auckland City but is keen to take out the Championship first.

"It's been great playing for Waitakere United,” he said.

"My team mates have helped improve my game immensely.

"I have enjoyed every minute of my time here.

"The team keeps winning and the coach from Wellington said after losing to us, he thought Waitakere United was the Manchester United of NZ football."

It seems likely that Krishna will sign with New Zealand’s only A-League club, Wellington Phoenix.

"Rex Dawkins, the chairman of Waitakere United, is handling all my enquires and he tells me there is interest from the Phoenix and one other A League club in Australia," he added.


"I don't want that to interfere just yet with the NZFC and O League finals.

"I am not making any commitment for football back in Fiji as I'm still under contract.”

However, Waitakere coach Chris Milicich believes he could be heading for the US.

He's very quick and powerful and while he's not the biggest player in the world but he genuinely knows how to score," Milicich told au.fourfourtwo.com.

"And in all my years as a coach, I've never seen someone hit a ball as hard as he does. There is interest in Roy but most of the A-League seem to be looking off-shore, such as Europe.

"I know the Phoenix are interested but I think if the A-League clubs don't move quickly, he could end up in the MLS or further abroad."

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