Hyderabad: Defender Sunil Bathala has been promoted to the first team of Sreenidhi Football Club (SDFC) that will compete in the upcoming Hero I-League.
Born and raised in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, Sunil, who joined SDFC in December 2020, is the first player from the club to be signed to the senior team. He was part of the hugely successful Indian Under-16 Camp. SDFC has helped him to transform into a technically sound and emotionally balanced professional player. As part of their programme, SDFC encouraged talent from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and gave Sunil with good training and mentorship.
He was selected to be part of the national leagues including, U15 sub-junior, U16 India, U17 Junior National (BC Roy Trophy), U19 SGFI National, and U19 Oorja National, among others.
Furthermore, another five players from the Under-18 team have been integrated into the first team pre-season camp and are poised to be elevated to higher designations as players.