Northampton Town have confirmed the signing of striker Nicke Kabamba after his departure from Kilmarnock.

The 28-year-old has signed a two year deal with the Cobblers. He is Northampton’s first signing ahead of the 2021-22 season.

After starting his career with Uxbridge in the Southern Football League, Kabamba’s breakthrough came when he scored 40 with Hampton & Richmond Borough over two seasons.

This earned him a move at Portsmouth, although he would make more appearances on loan with Colchester and Aldershot. Kabamba then joined Havant & Waterlooville, then Hartlepool United, and lastly Kilmarnock, scoring 9 goals in a year and a half at the club after joining in January 2020.

The Northampton manager Jon Brady said Kabamba represented a good option to fit in with how the club was looking to play next season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said, “With how we want to play, Nicke can help stretch teams for us with his pace and we think we are signing him at a good age with a good amount of experience under his belt.

“He can link play, he can finish with both feet and he is very powerful. He can be a real handful to play against and the threats he offers can create space and opportunities for others.

“He is a also a very good character and that is very important to us. He played with Peter Kioso at Hartlepool, and Peter gave him a very strong reference.”