Sydney FC have promoted promising young attacker Chris Zuvela to their Hyundai A-League squad as one of the three eligible U20 players.
NEED TO KNOW
►Zuvela has featured in Sydney FC’s Foxtel National Youth League and PS4 NPL NSW squads since linking with the Sky Blues’ youth set up in 2013.
►The promotion will see Zuvela feature as a member of Head Coach Graham Arnold’s Hyundai A-League playing squad for the 2017/18 season.
ZUVELA DELIGHTED WITH FIRST-TEAM CHANCE
“I’ve been here for a long time so it’s very pleasing to get my chance with the A-League squad,” Zuvela said.
“It’s good to say the hard work pays off, but there’s still more to come and I look forward to improving my game.
“I want to play as much as possible in the A-League. To play alongside players like Brillante and O’Neill would be a great feeling.”
ARNOLD ON PROMOTING YOUTH
“I always believe in promoting youth and Chris is a perfect example of the fantastic pathway our Academy can provide,” Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold said.
“Chris has all the attributes of a Sydney FC player, he has been outstanding in our youth team and I’m pleased to welcome him as a part of the A-League team.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Chris develop even further when exposed to our A-League environment and I expect him to be challenging for a place, as is expected of all my players.”