Former Portsmouth striker Nicke Kabamba completes Kilmarnock switch from Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United striker Nicke Kabamba has left the club after agreeing an 18-month deal with Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 9:09 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 9:09 pm
Nicke Kabamba of Hartlepool United shows his disappointment after the Vanarama National League match between Harrogate Town and Hartlepool United at Wetherby Road, Harrogate on Thursday 26th December 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

Pools accepted an undisclosed bid for the striker on Friday morning before terms were agreed.

Kabamba spent almost exactly a year at Victoria Park after initially signing on loan from Havant & Waterlooville in January 2019.

The 26-year-old impressed during his temporary spell as he netted seven times in 17 matches which was enough to convince the club to sign him up permanently at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

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After a slow start to the current season, Kabamba finally started getting amongst the goals following a change in management.

The former Portsmouth man netted seven goals before securing a move north of the border.

The transfer leaves Pools slightly short up front with Niko Muir their only available striker should Aidan Keena’s international clearance not come through in time for the Yeovil Town visit.