Henry Kalungi shifts his focus to family and studies

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Uganda Cranes and former Carolina RailHawks defender Henry Kalungi has shifted his focus on family and studies during this break of Coronavirus pandemic.

There have been over 3,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in North Carolina where Kalungi is based.

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He is also trying to enjoy the company of his family and getting more knowledgeable.

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Henry Kalungi in action

“COVID-19 has given me an opportunity to focus on some important things like family,” Kalungi was quoted saying.

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“We are always very busy but right now there is no excuse but spend time with family,”

“Also I have been focusing a lot of acquiring as much knowledge as I can during this time through reading and studying.”

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Kalungi in the air

“So I am trying to make good use of this break while trying to stay safe,” he added.


Kalungi has been working with youth teams in North Carolina as he gets on with his coaching C License in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department.

He also intends to continue his charity works with wife Jacqueline Kalungi under the Henry Kalungi Foundation this year with architectural plans for the newly acquired foundation land in the pipeline.

Who is Henry Kalungi?

Henry Kalungi was on born November 25th 1987 in Kampala. He moved from his native Uganda to the United States in 2006 to attend and play college soccer at Winthrop University. 

He made 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.

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Kalungi during his time at Proline FC

He played for teams like Hampton Roads Piranhas, Charlotte Independence, Fredericksburg Gunners among others in Major League Soccer.

He also spent a loan stint at Proline FC in the Uganda Premier League between 2011 and 2012.

He started playing for Cranes in 2011 and since then, he has played 15 games.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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