By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Uganda Cranes defender Henry Kalungi is one of the few Ugandans that have had long professional football careers while playing abroad.
Kalungi moved to the U.S. in 2006 where he has had a fulfilling lengthy career with a plethora of clubs, although he had a short stint at Proline in Kampala, Uganda.
As the 33-year-old is nearing retirement, he is looking into taking up management roles, and has been undertaking coaching classes.
News reaching us indicates that the classes have paid off, and that Kalungi has been awarded with the U.S soccer coaching licence C.
Kalungi, who already set up his own soccer academy called Alpha Soccer Academy based in South Carolina, USA, was not shy to share the news of this achievement on social media as he tweeted thus:
“Thank you @ussoccer. I was able to learn from some amazing instructors. I look forward to continuing this journey and making an impact.”
Kalungi has appeared for the Ugandan U-20 national team and the senior national team, playing racking up 15 caps.
On club level, Kalungi has played for Hampton Roads Piranhas, Fredericksburg Gunners, Richmond Kickers, Proline FC (loan), Carolina RailHawks (loan), Carolina RailHawks (loan), and Charlotte Independence.
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