24 Jun 2015

Sport: Fiji football star Roy Krisha happy to be back on home soil

11:34 am on 24 June 2015

Fiji football star Roy Krisha says he's looking forward to running out for the national team this weekend and playing on home soil for the first time in two years.

The 27 year old will play for Fiji in two games against his club side Wellington Phoenix in Suva and Ba, as part of their pre-season tour of the Pacific country.

The trip is part of a commercial partnership between the Phoenix, Fiji Football Association and Fiji Airways, who pitched the idea at the end of last year.

Krishna flew home yesterday to link up with the national team and says it's nice to be back.

"It's an honour to represent your country and this is a good time for me - I have not played in Fiji for quite a while now - and hopefully the crowd can turn up in big numbers and support the boys, not only the Phoenix but the national team".

The Fiji Under 23 team will also play two matches against the Phoenix Premiers team before heading to Papua New Guinea to contest the Oceania Olympic qualifiers.

Andrew Durante hugs Roy Krishna after he scores a goal.

Andrew Durante hugs Roy Krishna after he scores a goal. Photo: PHOTOSPORT