Kabamba Arrives At Pompey

Another addition for the Pompey squad this transfer window was confirmed today with the arrival of Nicke Kabamba from Hampton & Richmond for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month contract.

Kabamba told the club website:  “I’m really grateful for this opportunity and hopefully I can bring my scoring ratio into this league.

“Coming from non-league and now signing for a club like Pompey, life’s going to completely change.

“I’ve quit my job as a car salesman after four years and I will be moving down to the area.

“Playing in front of 17,000 people will be the strangest thing. I’ve seen it on TV, but it’s not until I’m out there and am able to soak in the atmosphere for myself first-hand that it will all sink in.”

With the transfer window starting to tick down to the end of the month, it remains to be seen what other activity there will be.

Certainly it would not be a surprise to see squad players like Drew Talbot, Curtis Main and Ben Close leave the club either on loan or permanent deals.

Pompey’s interest in Sligo Rovers right-back Tobi Adebayo-Rowling has evidently cooled as Cook continues to place faith in Gareth Evans for the time being.

Here’s the squad as at 18th January, 2017:

1. David Forde (Summer 2017 – season loan from Millwall)
35. Alex Bass (Summer 2018 – on loan to Salisbury)
13 Liam O’Brien (Summer 2017)

3. Enda Stevens (Summer 2017)
16. Jack Whatmough (Summer 2017)
31. Calvin Davies (Summer 2017 – on loan to Bognor Regis Town)
38. Brandon Haunstrup (Summer 2017)
2. Tom Davies (Summer 2018)
6. Christian Burgess (Summer 2018)
25. Drew Talbot (Summer 2018)
5. Matthew Clarke (Summer 2019)
21. Adam Buxton (Summer 2017)

8. Michael Doyle (Summer 2017)
30. Adam May (Summer 2018 – on loan to Sutton United)
32. Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain (Summer 2017 – on loan to Eastbourne Borough)
33. Ben Close (Summer 2017)
4. Danny Rose (Summer 2018)
24. Amine Linganzi (January 2017)

23. Kyle Bennett (Summer 2017)
26. Gareth Evans (Summer 2017)
7. Carl Baker (Summer 2018)
10. Milan Lalkovic (Summer 2018)
11. Gary Roberts (Summer 2018)
22. Kal Naismith (Summer 2018)

9. Michael Smith (Summer 2018)
14. Curtis Main (Summer 2018)
19. Conor Chaplin (Summer 2018)
20. Noel Hunt (Summer 2017)
18. Jamal Lowe (Summer 2018)
Tbc Nicke Kabamba (Summer 2018)

Leavers including loans since Summer 2016:

Ben Tollit (Tranmere Rovers)
Dom Hyam (Loan from Reading)

[Photo: Nicke Kabamba Twitter]

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