This is how Hyderabad FC is bracing for the Indian Super League

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Continuing their preparations for the upcoming season, Indian Super League side Hyderabad FC have handed a one-year extension to experienced goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani. The thirty-one-year-old custodian has penned a new deal with the Telangana-based side till the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Saturday.

“I’m really happy to extend my stay at Hyderabad FC. I am very grateful for the faith shown in me by the management. I think towards the end of the last season, we showed a lot of improvement as a team. There was a change in approach and I hope that we can build on that in the upcoming season. The fans have been great in our debut season, and I hope they will keep supporting us,” said Kattimani after completing formalities.

One of the most experienced goalkeepers in the Indian Super League, Kattimani appeared six times in the latter half of the season for Hyderabad. The Goa-born custodian who has spent most of his professional career in his home state playing for Dempo SC and FC Goa, also turned out for Mumbai FC back in 2017, in his only other spell outside the coastal state. With FC Goa, Kattimani was part of the Super Cup winning side in 2019 while having finished runners-up in the ISL in 2015 and 2019. He has made a total of 45 appearances in the ISL so far.

Kattimani joins Adil Khan, Mohammad Yasir, Asish Rai, Nikhil Poojary, Dimple Bhagat, and Abhishek Halder who have also extended their stay with Hyderabad FC.

About Hyderabad Football Club (HFC):

Hyderabad F.C, an Indian professional football club representing the city in the Hero Indian Super League came into the spotlight on 27 August 2019, when Varun Tripuraneni and . Vijay Madduri acquired the franchise. . Varun Tripuraneni is the former CEO of Kerala Blasters and the former COO of Chennaiyin F.C. while Vijay Madduri is a Hyderabad based tech entrepreneur.

Another co-owner of the team is the businessman and actor  Rana Daggubati, whose passion for sports needs no introduction. He truly believes in the game of football and having him on board with Hyderabad F.C. will help boost the sport in Hyderabad.

 Rana Daggubati, . Varun Tripuraneni and  Vijay Madduri are all proud and excited to create a legacy with the team in the world of football and to regain the pride of Hyderabad, a city with a strong past in the sport.

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