Legion FC Signs Captain Phanuel Kavita to New Multi-Year Deal

December 5, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Birmingham Legion FC News Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today that center back Phanuel Kavita has signed a new multi-year contract with the club, pending league and federation approval.

"We're excited to have Phanuel back as he is a key part of our core," said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. "He is an excellent defender, and his leadership on and off the field are vital to our success as a team."

In his second season in Birmingham, Kavita started, and wore the captain's arm band, in every USL Championship game in the regular season and playoffs. He also led the team in blocks (35), finished second in clearances (99) and fifth in interceptions (33).

"Excited to be back with a great group of guys and staff," said Kavita. "Birmingham is a place I've really enjoyed being, with great fans, and has so much potential for continued growth. I'm very excited to be back!"

Kavita joins center back partner Alex Crognale and midfielder Mikey Lopez as Legion players signing new contracts to return next season.

Transaction: Legion FC signed defender Phanuel Kavita to a new multi-year contract, pending league and federation approval.

Player Profile:

Name: Phanuel Kavita

Position: Defender

Number: 3

Height: 6' 1"

Weight: 185

Birthdate: March 9, 1993 (age 29)

Birthplace: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Citizenship: DR Congo

Previous Club: Saint Louis FC (USL Championship)

Instagram: @phanuel3

Twitter: @phanuel313

Facebook: @PhanuelKavita

2023 Legion FC Season Tickets are available now! Fans looking to purchase or find more information can do so at or are encouraged to email or call the Legion FC Ticket Office at 205-791-7145.

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