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Phoenix lend support to Fiji

The A-League club conducted their pre-season in Fiji, including a match at Govind Park in Ba which was struck with signficant damage in the wake of the cyclone, and have a close affinity with Pacific Island nation.
After monitoring the cyclone closely and seeing pictures and hearing stories of the devastation prompted him to request assistance from Phoenix captain Andrew Durante, who put a call out on twitter where he has close to 4,000 followers.
“During the cyclone I was especially concerned about my family – thank God it did not really hit Labasa where I was born,” Krishna says.
“It’s pretty bad at the moment. It’s pretty badly damaged.”
The offers of support have been coming in thick and fast, and the team has also rallied providing gear that will be shipped up to hopefully provide some relief to the Fijian communities hit by the cyclone.
“I’m very proud to be a Fijian and it’s good to see people are helping my nation.
“The Phoenix is my second family and to see them supporting me is an honour. Hopefully this’ll put smiles back on the young kids faces.”
Wellington Phoenix supporter group Yellow Fever have gotten behind the appeal and are donating clothes, shoes, blankets and anything else that would help those in need.
The donated items will be shipped by Krishna and the Wellington Phoenix this week.
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