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DREAM FULFILLED FOR KABAMBA

24 March 2017

Striker hungry for more games

Nicke Kabamba enjoyed his first taste of senior football for Pompey.

But it left the January signing from non-league Hampton & Richmond hungry for even more opportunities.

The striker came off the bench for the final 25 minutes of the Blues’ 3-0 defeat at Stevenage last Saturday.

And while that was not exactly the outcome Kabamba was looking for, it was still a moment to remember.

He said: “I’ve been waiting for my opportunity since signing and the chance to fulfil my dream.

“It was a brilliant feeling to be out on the pitch and finally get my first match for Pompey, although obviously the result wasn’t what we wanted.

“But it was a personal achievement for me and now I can look forward to being involved in a better game.

“I want to get some more minutes under my belt and help the club get to where they need to be – in a higher league.

“I’m still waiting for my first goal for the first team as well, so I’ve got a lot of things to look forward to.

“But it’s all about taking baby steps – I’ve made my debut, then I want to score and then hopefully that will kick-start things.”

With Pompey hosting Newport at Fratton Park this weekend, Kabamba could realise another dream – his home debut.

He said: “I came out to do the warm-up after signing and it was amazing – the atmosphere was beyond belief.

“I’ve come from playing in front of a couple of hundred people, so to see that many people is brilliant.”

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