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Oguchi Onyewu extends contract at Charlton Athletic; Will stay through season


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Big American defender Oguchi Onyewu has made only a pair of substitute appearances for Charlton Athletic since joining the club on Halloween, but he’s set to stay a bit longer.

The 32-year-old center back is extending his stay with the English Championship club through the end of the season after Addicks defender Michael Morrison makes his loan to Birmingham City a permanent move.

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Onyewu made his debut on Boxing Day as a substitute in Charlton’s 1-1 draw against Cardiff City. The Addicks are his fourth club since 2012. Since leaving Clemson in 2001, the 69-times capped Onyewu has been a permanent or loan member of:

- Metz
- La Louviere
- Standard Liege
- Newcastle United
- AC Milan
- Twente
- Sporting CP
- Malaga
- Sheffield Wednesday
- Charlton Athletic

Charlton is 11th in the Championship table, nine points back of the final playoff spot.

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