Uganda Cranes' Henry Kalungi Credit: Photo Credits | Henry Kalungi

Uganda Cranes’ defender Henry Kalungi has signed a new contract with Charlotte Independence that spans up to the end of the new season.

The star will be playing his fourth season with the club previously appearing in 68 games with 5,538 minutes.

Last season, Kalungi was named club defender of the year after a fruitful season with the club.

With the Ugandan at the helm of the defensive section, Independence registered a 75.4 percent tackle success rate registering six clean sheets throughout the term.

By the close of season, Kalungi had the second highest number of clearances – 117 – with 15 blocks and 49 interceptions.

Kalungi at a glance

Kalungi moved to the United States in 2006 and played college soccer at Winthrop University.

He had 56 appearances for Winthrop in his three years at the college, was named the 2006 team MVP, and received Big South All-Tournament Team and NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team accolades.

Kalungi also played with the Hampton Roads Piranhas and the Fredericksburg Gunners in the USL Premier Development League, being named to the All-Conference First-Team in 2008.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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