ATK Mohun Bagan star Roy Krishna has extended his contract with the team, the club announced on Wednesday. There were speculations going on regarding the future of the striker but he and the club have squashed all of that. In fact, the contract extension was done on Mohun Bagan’s day, which was celebrated virtually by the club.
“I am honoured to declare on a special day that I will be on the field again wearing the Green-Maroon jersey. 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.”
In fact, the Fijian was associated with defending champions Mumbai City FC after the Mariners roped in Islanders star French midfielder Hugo Boumous for the upcoming season.
However, the club cleared the air and announced the star striker will stay with the club for the third successive season and will play with Boumous and Joni Kauko.
“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.”
Krishna had scored 15 goals in 2019-20 and had played an instrumental role in taking the club to glory. The Fijian striker continued his good form in the previous season as he scored 22 goals in 23 matches and won the Golden Ball.