Fiji Time: 12:28 PM on Sunday 28 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Stepping stone to Europe

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

NATIONAL coaching director Juan Carlos Buzzetti believes Roy Krishna can use the A-League as a stepping stone to get to Europe.

Yesterday it was revealed the Labasa lad had signed a professional contract with Wellington Phoenix side and will compete in the A-League for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Buzzetti said it was his dream to play in Europe one day and the dream could become reality in a year or two.

"He was supposed to go the Europe for trials with a club in Spain and one in England last year but he could not go because he had applied for permanent residence in New Zealand," he said.

"But after June or July this year, he can leave and so maybe he will get another shot if he impresses in the A-League.

"He can use the A-League to showcase his talent to the whole world and I think he could get another chance to go to Europe."

The Uruguayan said Krishna's opportunity was fantastic news for Fiji and the younger players of the country should learn from him.

Labasa Football Association president Rayaz Khan echoed similar sentiments.

"It's a proud moment for not only Labasa but for the whole of Fiji," he said.

"This should motivate players who have the potential to make the right sacrifices in life and try and better their playing career."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mata signs new deal
  2. Man dead, four hospitalised after road accident
  3. Students wait
  4. Vou group wows crowd, scoops award
  5. Epi crowned North queen
  6. Contractor to do finishing touch ups
  7. Skilled workers
  8. Ambulance involved in road accident
  9. Road to fashion
  10. Logging concessions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  2. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  3. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  4. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  5. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  6. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  7. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  8. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  9. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  10. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)