Kembo-Ekoko joins Turkish side, Bursaspor

Kembo-Ekoko joins Turkish side, Bursaspor

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017. 13:30

Reports in Europe reveal that Democratic Republic of Congo's target, Jires Kembo-Ekoko has joined Turkish side Bursaspor.

The former French youth international has completed a two-year deal from UAE side Al Nasr.

Reports indicate that Kembo-Ekoko was called-up by the DRC for their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic in September 2015.


Although he did not play in the match, Kembo-Ekoko is yet to earn his first cap and it's not clear whether he will opt to feature for the DRC in future.

According to a report by the BBC website, the Turkish club announced the signing on Tuesday, with the player revealing his delight to work under Paul Le Guen.

Meanwhile, Kembo-Ekoko's father Kembo Uba Kembo played for DR Congo (formerly Zaire) in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

The player is the cousin of French youth sensation Kylian Mbappe, their fathers are brothers.

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