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Hartford signs midfielder Beverly Makangila

By Staff, 02/01/23, 8:43AM EST


Former Switchbacks player made 27 appearances in Championship during 2022 season

Hartford Athletic has announced the signing of midfielder Beverly Makangila, who has made 33 appearances in the Championship over the past two seasons. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford Athletic announced on Tuesday the club had signed midfielder Beverly Makangila ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.

“I want to thank Coach Ramos and Hartford Athletic for this opportunity,” said Makangila. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of this club and I can’t wait to get started. It is going to be a fun year in Hartford.”

The 22-year-old made 27 appearances, logged 1,544 minutes, and recorded one assist during the 2022 Championship season for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. He was acquired by Colorado Springs via a transfer from MFK Vyskov in the Czech Republic prior to the season.

“Beverly is a special talent,” said Athletic Head Coach Tab Ramos. “He is young, skillful and has great capacity for covering ground and winning the ball back. I believe the best soccer is ahead of him and that he has a very high ceiling. He is an excellent addition to the center of our midfield.”

The Kinshasa, Congo native entered American soccer with USL Championship club San Diego Loyal SC on loan from MFK Vyskov in 2020, where he appeared in six games for then-Head Coach Landon Donovan’s side. Prior to coming to the United States, Makangila played for FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo in Linafoot, the top soccer division in DR Congo.

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