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HIGH POINT, N.C. (January 17, 2024) - Carolina Core FC today announced that the club has signed midfielder, Alenga Charles, to a contract for the 2024 season.


Charles, 20, joins the club after spending the previous season with FC Congo AZ. The young midfielder also played for NPSL club FC Arizona. The talented Tanzanian midfielder looks to use his experience in multiple leagues to help drive Carolina Core FC into their inaugural season.

“We are very excited to add Alenga to our roster here at CCFC to begin his pro career. He can play a couple of positions in midfield, and we believe he’ll have a bright future with our organization,” said Head Scout, Andy Williams. “He really impressed the coaching staff at our first ever open tryout, and we are happy to help fulfill his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.”

The Phoenix, Arizona local hopes to make an instant impact and bring versatility to the squad. Charles is highly regarded for his ability to display creativity in the final third while still maintaining his defensive responsibilities.

“Alenga showed well in the invitational tryouts in the midfielder position to earn a spot on the team. He possessed good technical ability and did well with holding the ball with players around him,” remarked Head Coach, Roy Lassiter. “He also impressed the technical staff with his ability to see the field and find players in advanced positions. We look forward to seeing Alenga's progression as a player for CCFC this season.”

ABOUT Carolina Core FC  

Founded in 2022, Carolina Core FC is an independent professional men’s soccer club that will begin play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2024. The club’s local owners are dedicated to community development through its on-field and off-field activities. Carolina Core FC has diligently worked behind the scenes to build together its experienced executive staff, including High Point Native, Eddie Pope as the Chief Sporting Officer. Eddie is a former U.S. Men’s National Team, MLS legend and USSF Hall of Famer. #CCFC will play its home matches in High Point, N.C. at Truist Point, the $38 million stadium located in the revitalized downtown social district. Supporters can join the club by securing a season seat and ordering Carolina Core FC merchandise at