Children pose with equipment donated by Uganda Cranes defender Henry Kalungi under his foundation

Uganda Cranes and Charlotte Independence defender Henry Kalungi has donated sports equipment to young footballers as well as underprivileged children in a bid to change their lives in this New Year.

Henry Kalungi poses with the balls during the drills with the young footballers

Kalungi, under his Henry Kalungi Foundation gave out footwear like boots, socks, gloves, jerseys, balls and so much more for the third year in a row, a tradition that has been stood since the December of 2016.

URA FC CEO Ivan Kakembo with Henry Kalungi and the children

The US-based star told Kawowo Sports, it’s a privilege and a source of joy to dine and donate to the youthful footballers and underprivileged children.

“It’s a blessing to be in this position to give back,” he said. “Some people may think we are doing the kids a favour but they bring so much joy to us.”

Henry and Jacqueline Kalungi donate sports wear to a child

The day got underway with drills in conjunction with Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru before the participants got served with sports gear.

“We got here very early in the morning and took them through several drills,” Kalungi narrated. “My wife Jacqueline was face-painting, playing with the kids.

“We were able to give out some gear. Most of the gear didn’t come all through unfortunately because we had ten boxes of stuff.

“So hopefully we shall get a day and give that stuff out. We were able to feed over 400 kids.

“They ate and there were even left overs which doesn’t happen.

“Most of the things am very proud of today is that we were able to get people together and we able to celebrate. We are thankful for the opportunity and we thank the people who helped us.”

Children pose with equipment donated by Uganda Cranes defender Henry Kalungi under his foundation

Henry under his foundation plan to continue their giveaways to impoverished families in Bulemeezi in the next few days.

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

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