The announcement has made on Mohun Bagan’s Day. This day was celebrated virtually on Thursday.
Fijian star striker Roy Krishna will continue with ATK Mohun Bagan. The club has announced on Thursday and by this, they ended speculations about his future with the former ISL champions.
The announcement has made on the club’s Mohun Bagan Day which was celebrated virtually on Thursday.
“I am honored to declare on a special day that I will be on the field again wearing the Green-Maroon jersey. Also, I hope the members-supporters of the club will be happy and will support me like before,” the 33-year-old told ATKMB Media.
“I was a little hesitant to come here because of the COVID-19 situation. But after the club management assured me and my family of safety, I signed the new contract.”
The Fijian was linked with the current champions Mumbai City FC. This tug of war has started just after the Mariners roped in Islanders star and French midfielder Hugo Boumous for the upcoming season.
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But the city giants put to rest all speculations by declaring that Roy Krishna would stay on for a third successive year. Also, he will be seen alongside their two other star signings. Bumpus and Finnish midfielder Joni Kauko are one of them.
The team has already begun its preparatory camp for the upcoming AFC Cup in the Maldives. There they would take on the winners of Bengaluru FC and Maldives’ Club Eagles in their Group D (South Zone) opener on August 18.
“For the first time in my life, I will play in the AFC Cup. All the teams will be well prepared for this tournament. We will also try our best to win all the matches,” he added.
“Our goal will be to go to the next round. We have a great opportunity to establish the club in Asia. I am confident we will do well in this tournament.”
On the club’s new signings that also include top Indian players Liston Colaco and Amrinder Singh, he said: “I am looking forward to practicing with them. I hope I can show some magic in the matches with all of them.”
Last season, Krishna scored 22 goals in 23 matches and won the Golden Ball award.
Also, Mariners, are you excited for this upcoming season as they made a solid team and it’s mouthwatering to see this team play. Also, they have a mastermind in the dugout and his name is Antonio Lopez Habaz.