Uganda Cranes’ defender Henry Kalungi is not ready to rush his return from injury as his club Charlotte Independence hosts Indy Eleven at the Sportsplex at Matthews in the United Soccer League (USL) on Saturday.
Kalungi had been recently sidelined following a hamstring injury in a previous match against North Carolina. He told Kawowo Sports he has fully recovered but doesn’t want to rush it.
The previous game i had a hamstring strain. So I will be on the bench as I am fully recovered but i don’t want to rush it.
The star didn’t start the season with his colleagues as he was trying to finalise his new contract with the side.
He later started on the bench against Toronto II – a match they won 2-0. He didn’t feature but was on the bench too in their 2-2 draw against Atlanta United II.
Kalungi started away at Nashville in Tennessee but he was taken off in the 85th minute for 22-year-old Ricardo Perez.
The Ugandan followed with another start against North Carolina before succumbing injury just 4 minutes into the second half – paving way for 18 year Samuel Vines.
The 30-year-old is in his fourth season with Independence. He brings excellence to the back after impressing last season to be named club defender of the year.