On the 29th of September, the Hyderabad Football Club (FC) launched its jersey for the Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-2020 season.
Mohammad Azharuddin, the President of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and Venkatesh Daggubati, a Tollywood actor, unveiled the jersey of the Hyderabad FC. The Hyderabad FC will play the ISL, which will begin from the 20th of October. The team is confident about winning the 6th edition of the ISL.
Azharuddin said, “We have a very good and rich football history and many tournaments were held. In Hyderabad, I think football has taken a beating don’t know the reason? Because of the football Associations or whatever it was.”
On the other hand, Venkatesh said, “As a sporting fan, I am really happy that Hyderabad has got its own football club finally fighting to revive and strengthen the soccer culture in the city.”
Vijay Madduri, the co owner of the football team, said, “With proper planning in Hyderabad, we will expand the football.”
Phil Brown is the head coach of the new ISL franchisee, the Hyderabad Football Club. Excited about the ISL, Mr. Brown said, “We are looking forward to the upcoming season. I really want to make a mark and take it to the levels achieved before in the 50s and 60s when Hyderabad was a force to reckon with (in football). Cricket is massive in India but I want football to challenge cricket and whether that’s in Hyderabad or throughout India.”
The 6th edition of the ISL will start from the 20th of October and conclude in March 2020.
Stay tuned for further updates.