Actor Rana Daggubati has joined Indian Super League debutants Hyderabad FC as the franchise’s co-owner.
The team was founded by Varun Tripuraneni and Vijay Madduri to replace the now-defunct Pune City FC.
The Indian Super League debutants have revealed the news of their official twitter handle @HydFCOfficial. “Rana Daggubati is joining the Hyderabad F.C. family and its quest to regain Hyderabad‘s footballing glory. Let’s give him a warm welcome!” states the tweeted message.
Rana Daggubati is joining the Hyderabad F.C. family and its quest to regain Hyderabad’s footballing glory. Let’s give him a warm welcome!#HyderabadFC #HEROISL #ISL2019 #RanaDaggubati #HyderabadFootballClub pic.twitter.com/NrEI5P8lmB
— Hyderabad F.C. (@HydFCOfficial) October 24, 2019
“Hyderabad has a great legacy with the sport. This team, therefore, is a chance to rekindle that legacy,” Daggubati said.
“I am confidently counting on Kamaljit and his team to make a mark in our very maiden season. The team proved its mettle in the preliminary camps in Chennai and Goa. HFC aced all of the seven friendly matches, remaining undefeated.”\
Tripuraneni, co-owner of HFC and who has worked with Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC in the past, is elated at Daggubati joining the team. “Having Rana Daggubati associate with the HFC is a huge boost for the team and its following. What’s more exciting is to see Rana being so committed to building a strong team,” he said.