ISL: Roy Krishna signs contract extension with Odisha FC

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Fijian striker Roy Krishna has extended his contract with Odisha FC for another year, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2024-25 season. This news comes as a welcome relief for Odisha FC fans after months of speculation surrounding the future of the Fijian international.

Roy Krishna’s stint with Odisha FC

Krishna joined Odisha FC in July 2023 after a successful stint with Bengaluru FC. Despite initial uncertainty, he quickly became a vital cog in the Odisha attack. His prolific goal-scoring and experience on the Indian football scene proved invaluable, propelling the team forward.

The 2023-24 Indian Super League (ISL) season was a breakout year for Krishna with Odisha. He silenced any doubters with a stellar performance, notching up an impressive 15 goals and 6 assists. This attacking prowess not only cemented his place in the starting lineup but also saw him emerge as the club’s highest goalscorer, surpassing the previous record held by Diego Mauricio.

Krishna’s contributions were instrumental in Odisha’s journey to the ISL semi-finals, solidifying their position as a force to be reckoned with in Indian football. The rumours of Krishna’s potential exit likely stemmed from his impressive season. With his contract nearing its end, several other ISL teams were reportedly interested in acquiring his talent.

With Krishna’s attacking prowess secured, Odisha FC can now focus on bolstering other areas of the squad. The core of their attacking unit remains strong, with Krishna likely to continue spearheading the offensive alongside the likes of Mauricio. This continuity will be crucial for the team’s development and will raise hopes for an even more successful campaign next season.

Krishna’s dedication is a positive sign not just for Odisha FC but also for the fans. He has quickly become a fan favourite, earning the moniker “Kalinga’s King”. His electrifying performances, coupled with his humble personality, have resonated deeply with the Odisha faithful. Fans can now look forward to another season of seeing their hero lead the charge on the pitch.

Roy Krishna’s contract extension is a win-win situation for both the player and the club. Krishna gets to continue playing in a familiar environment where he thrives, while Odisha FC retains a proven goal-scorer and a leader who embodies their fighting spirit.

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