August 15, 2021
Fijian Captain Roy Krishna and his ATK Mohun Bagan club reached Maldives for the Asian Football Cup Championship last night.
Krishna left Fiji two weeks ago and joined ATK in Kolkata to prepare for the the Asian competition under Coach Antonio Lopez Habas.
They will play their first match against the winner of the match between Bengaluru FC and Maldivian club Club Eagles on 18 August.
This will be followed by matches against Maziya and Bashundara Kings from Bangladesh.
Coach Habas had earlier expressed his confidence in the readiness of his team for the upcoming season.
He conveyed his no-nonsense approach of disregarding excuses and also stressed on the importance of the new signings in the squad.
This will be of particular relevance given that ATK Mohun Bagan came agonisingly close to winning the ISL last season.
They will have the best start possible to their preparation for the ISL as they take on teams across South Asia in their bid to win the title.
ATK squad: Arindam Bhattacharja, Amrinder Singh, Pritam Kotal, Lenny Rodrigues, Subhasish Bose, Avilash Paul, Ashutosh Mehta, Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh, Deepak Tangri, Sumit Rathi, Sekh Sahil, Bidyananda Singh Ningthoujam, Abhishek Dhananjay Suryavanshi, Kiyan Nassiri Giri, Engson Singh Ningombam, Ricky John Shabong, Roy Krishna, Carl Gerard Mchugh, David Joel Williams, Hugo Adnan Boumous.
By Romeka Romena