Christopher Kalongo Returns To Forge
Goalkeeper Christopher Kalongo will return to Forge FC for another season.
The 21-year-old will embark on a third season in the hammer after initially arriving on a development deal two years ago and turning fully professional with the side during its title-winning 2022 campaign.
Kalongo rode the bench all season behind the club’s number one, Triston Henry, though he did make his professional debut last year in a 2-1 away loss to Pacific FC.
The club had actually declined Kalongo’s option according to the league’s prior roster update, with the youngster now coming back under a new deal.
While former Forge and Toronto FC II goalkeeper Baj Maan had been keen for a CPL return, he had told us that he wanted the promise of game time, too – something that Forge likely isn’t going to offer to keeper save for Triston Henry.
It’s unclear if Dino Bontis remains with the team in any capacity, development or otherwise.
Kalongo came through the youth ranks of Forge affiliate club Sigma FC, with the Oakville native becoming the 19th player to return for the 2023 CPL season.
Forge has a long list of goalkeepers who have suited up for Sigma in the past, including Triston Henry, Baj Maan, Luke Iacobellis, Corey Marques, and the returning Christopher Kangalo.
His contract with Forge is listed solely for 2023.