November 15, 2017
Fiji soccer wonder boy Roy Krishna has won the Hyundai A-League’s Goal of the Month award for October.
The Phoenix striker claimed the inaugural award after netting a spectacular individual strike in Wellington’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Brisbane Roar in Round 4.
Krishna collected almost 42% of the vote, edging out Dimitri Petratos and Daniel De Silva for the award.
He humbly paid tribute to the fans and teammates.
“I’d like to thank all the fans who voted for me, also my team mates, especially Michael McGlinchey for the assist, Krishna told the official Hyundai A-League website.
“We’ve been training hard and I’ve come close on the training pitch”
“When you get opportunities like this in the game, with a defender backing off you’ve got to try your luck – which I did and it paid off.”
The 30-year-old who scored Fiji’s only Olympic Games goal last year said he is proud to wave his country’s flag in the A-League.
“It’s always good to put Fiji on the map. I’m very proud to be Fijian and to be able to represent them in the Hyundai A-League for the Phoenix is a privilege,” he said.
“The support from back home is great, it helps drive me forward.” he added.
Meanwhile Krishna has also been named in the A-League Team of the Week for Round 6 after he provided three assists and featured prominently in their 5-2 win over Perth Glory over the weekend.
Krishna and the Phoenix will tackle Western Sydney Wanderers in their next fixture this weekend.
By Reginald Chandar