After spending some of his career in France, England and even Israel, Clevid Dikamona appears to have found a home in Edinburgh with Hearts. He’s thrilled to be able to pull on the maroon shirt after a troublesome career so far.
His social media antics, along with performances on the park, certainly help him in that respect. The self-proclaimed ‘Jambo Soldier’ is loving life in the Scottish capital.
“I’m in an extraordinary club, with extraordinary fans, in an extraordinary city to welcome my family,” Dikamona told Get French Football News.
“I have everything I need to feel good, and now it’s up to me to do the necessary work on and off the pitch to persuade the club to keep me. It’s not for me to rest on my laurels.”
New arrival to new cult hero
After initially signing as a temporary replacement to John Souttar and the now departed Jimmy Dunne, Dikamona has been handed opportunities at the Jambos since the minute he arrived. The fans have really taken to him following some solid defensive displays.
He was immense in the Edinburgh derby win at Easter Road. His ‘soldier’ tag was merited following his surprise return from injury. Despite being racially abused within the match, it didn’t affect his stellar performance – one of, if not, his best in maroon.
In the reverse fixture, he was denied a late winner. The ball was nodded into the back of the net in the 91st minute. The goal was later disallowed for offside or another potential infringement.
The defender is keen to extend his stay, as is seen in the interview with Get French Football News. Here’s hoping both parties can come to an agreement regarding Dikamona’s future in maroon.