Colorado Springs, CO (February 5, 2021) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today that the club has acquired Beverly Makangila on a permanent transfer from MFK Vyskov in the Czech Republic, pending league and federation approval. Terms of the transfer were not disclosed.
"I want to thank Coach Brendan and the Switchbacks organization for this opportunity. It is an exciting time for football in Colorado Springs, I am so happy to join the club," said Makangila. "I can't wait to meet my teammates and the fans, see you soon."
Makangila is a central midfielder that most recently played on loan for San Diego Loyal in 2020. Last year, Makangila appeared in six USL Championship games for 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.
"Beverly is a player that we have tracked for a few years now and it is a big win for us to acquire his services for the 2021 season and beyond," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Brendan Burke. "He had a good but limited introduction to the league last year in San Diego and we are excited to have him settle in Colorado Springs over the next few weeks and months. Beverly has all of the tools to succeed at this level and beyond and our hope is that he will compete for a place in our midfield immediately upon his arrival."
Name: Beverly Makangila
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Date of Birth: April 11, 2000
Birthplace: Kinshasa, DR Congo