Fiji FA plans pathways for professional overseas contracts

Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji Football Association will create pathways for local players to secure professional contracts overseas.

At the Vodafone Fiji under-23 official presentative at the Fiji Football Association Academy in Ba on Friday, Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf advised the players to dream big and pursue a professional career like star striker Roy Krishna who has been classed as Fiji’s first football millionaire.

Yusuf stated that Krishna with his new contract with Hero Indian Super League club ATK will earn around $1.5million for seven months.

“Roy played the first warm-up game and scored a goal,” Yusuf said.

“There were about 52,000 people in the stadium with Fiji’s flag flying. What a proud moment for all Fijians as India has a population of 1.3 billion and many who are there have never heard about Fiji.”

Fiji has been participating in the OFC Olympic Qualifying since 1991 but has only won it once back in 2015.

This earned Fiji a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics for the first time.

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