Roy Krishna for Fiji

SUVA, 21 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ---The Fiji Football Association has secured the service of New Zealand-based star striker Roy Krishna for next month's friendly international against Vanuatu.

Fiji FA vice-president Tarunesh Reddy confirmed yesterday that Krishna's club, Wellington Phoenix, had agreed to release the Babasiga lion for one of two internationals against Vanuatu.

Reddy said Krishna was available for the second friendly international scheduled for November 11.

"Wellington Phoenix is only allowing Roy to play during the FIFA friendly international period because they have A-League commitments," he said.

Krishna, 28, scored a wonder goal for Phoenix on Sunday, helping the side to a 2-1 win over Perth Glory.

Reddy said Fiji FA would decide if it would be viable to fly Krishna from Sydney to Port Vila for one friendly international.

"It will be good to have Roy in the team," he said.

The Vodafone national team plays its opening friendly international of the tour on November 7 in Port Vila.

Fiji FA had earlier announced friendly internationals against Solomon Islands as well in the upcoming window period from November 9-17.

But Reddy said FIFA advised Fiji FA only a maximum of two friendly internationals were permitted next month because players needed to be given enough recovery time.

"We requested FIFA about playing four internationals and they said no. We have no option.

"We have to obey."

Reddy said Fiji FA would look into playing Solomon Islands in the next FIFA friendly internationals window from March 21-29, 2016.

Fiji FA appointed former Socceroos coach Frank Farina as its new national coaching director.

Fiji is on 189th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings released on October 1.

FIFA has 209 countries as its affiliated members.

Fiji squad: Ilisoni Logaivau, Amani Makoe, Samuela Kautoga, Alvin Singh, Jone Vesikula, Illimotama Jese, Zibraaz Sahib, Peniame Drova, Malakai Tiwa, Dave Radrigai, Taione Kerevanua, Munit Krishna, Samuela Drudru, Abu Zahid, Jale Dreloa, Kolinio Sivoki, Ratu Tevita Waranivalu, Napolioni Qasevakatini, Simione Tamanisau, Alivereti Dickson, Tevita Koroi, Antonio Tuivuna, Nickel Chand, Iosefo Verevou, Setareki Hughes, Garish Prasad, Edward Justin, Misiwani Nairube, Beniaminio Mateinaqara, Emori Ragata, Laisenia Naioko, Maciu Dunadamu, Osea Vakatalesau, Roy Krishna, and Avinesh Suwamy....PACNEWS




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