Nicke Kabamba is set to be the latest Kilmarnock player to represent DR Congo with a maiden call up to the African country’s national side.
The striker has scored three goals this term and has been rewarded for his SPFL form with a call up to the international scene for Congo’s match with Morocco next month.
Whilst originally from England, Kabamba qualifies to represent DR Congo through family heritage, including his grandparents. He joins Aaron Tshibola and Youssouf Mulumbu as representatives of the DR Congo side in Ayrshire.
Kabamba has been a hit since arriving from Hartlepool in January. So far, he has made 20 appearances in Kilmarnock colours, scoring seven goals with two assists.
He’ll head out to join Congo after Killie’s next two matches. They face St Mirren and Motherwell before the scheduled international matches, although Alex Dyer’s side will play through this period. They’ll take to League Cup group stage action against Falkirk and Dunfermline.
In the meantime, Kabamba says he couldn’t be happier to receive his international honour: “It’s every footballer’s dream to play international football and when you are growing up, you dream of moments like this. I’m really looking forward to the international break.
“Kilmarnock has given me a fantastic platform and I’ve been able to gel and play with the lads and I’m really enjoying my football since coming to the club.
“I just feel so honoured to have the opportunity to represent my country. I’ve spoken to Youssouf [Mulumbu] and Aaron [Tshibola] already and they’re so happy for me and have told me to go and enjoy it.”