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Sydney FC duo get A-League scholarships

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Sydney FC have promoted talented teenage duo Charles Lokolingoy and Bai Antoniou to the A-League team on one-year scholarships.

The two forwards, key cogs in the Sky Blues' NSW NPL 2 premiership and championship-winning side, join the senior team on the back of an outstanding youth season.

Towering 19-year-old striker Lokolingoy, who emigrated from the Democratic Republic of Congo aged 11, won the NPL 2 Golden Boot with 27 goals in 28 games.

His phenomenal form earned him a call-up for the Young Socceroos' recent friendlies.

Speedy forward Antoniou was the league's third-highest scorer with 20 goals and sports one Young Socceroos cap.

"They're both exciting, attack-minded players who have fit into the first team and style of play very well when called upon," Arnold said.

"I'm very pleased they will get the chance to prove themselves over the course of this season."

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