ISL 2019-20: Film star Rana Daggubati new stakeholder of Hyderabad FC

Popular film actor Rana Daggubati is known for his enthusiasm and passion for sports and was also a brand ambassador for the Pro Kabaddi League.

Rana Daggubati is confident that skipper Kamaljit Singh and his players at Hyderabad FC will make a mark in the club's debut season.(File Photo)   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN

Hyderabad Football Club (HFC) has a new stakeholder in popular actor, businessman and sports enthusiast, Rana Daggubati along with Varun Tripuraneni and Vijay Madduri.

Rana is known for his enthusiasm and passion for sports and was also a brand ambassador for the Pro Kabaddi League.

“Hyderabad has a great legacy with the sport. This team, therefore, is a chance to rekindle that legacy," he said in a statement on Thursday.

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"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,” he said.

Mr. Varun Tripuraneni, co-owner of HFC and who has been the COO of Chennaiyin FC and CEO of Kerala Blasters FC in the past, said the Club was elated with the film star being associated with it.

"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.

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