HFC youngsters get first taste of ISL football

HFC youngsters including four reserve team players handed debuts in game against the Gaurs

Hyderabad: The Kalinga Super Cup and the Indian Super League have not been kind for the Nawabs this year. But the HFC youngsters and reserve team stars, put in some impressive outings all around the pitch, giving many plenty to cheer.

The HFC squad, now brimming with youngsters, have shown that they can play without fear at the biggest stage and the same was on display on Thursday against FC Goa.

Midfielder Lalchhanhima Sailo and full-back Sajad Hussain Parray started the game against the Gaurs. The 20-year-old duo put in spirited displays against a tough side in the top flight of Indian football.

Reserve team quartet Joseph Sunny (20), Abijith PA (20), Amon Lepcha (20), and Aron Vanlalrinchhana (19) also got their first taste of ISL action, for HFC, coming off the bench on the night.

The bunch of youngsters looked impressive under pressure but will have to now find the consistency and show that they belong at the highest level.

Hyderabad FC are back in action this Monday when they take on Odisha FC at the Maidaan.

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