Junior Kabananga

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Junior Kabananga
Personal information
Full name Junior Kabananga Kalonji
Date of birth (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Astana
Number 89
Youth career
2001-2005 CS Les Aigles Verts
2005-2006 FC Okinawa
2006-2007 Vita Club
2007-2008 FC Ngwena
2008-2009 FC MK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Anderlecht 5 (1)
2011 Germinal Beerschot (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 Roeselare (loan) 29 (5)
2013–2015 Cercle Brugge 64 (13)
2015– Astana 1 (0)
National team
2014– DR Congo[1] 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:31, 29 June 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Junior Kabananga Kalonji (born 4 April 1989) is a Congolese international footballer who plays for Kazakh team Astana as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Kabananga made his senior debut for Anderlecht in the 2010-11 season,[2] and moved on loan to Germinal Beerschot in January 2011.[3] On 6 July 2013, he signed a two-year contract with Cercle Brugge.[4]

Anderlecht admitted negligence when transferring the player from Democratic Republic of the Congo after a forged document was used.[5]

On 19 June 2015, Kabananga signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Astana.[6]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for DR Congo in 2014.[7] In December 2014 he was named in the 29-man provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junior Kabananga at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ (Dutch) Voetbal International
  3. ^ Kingsley Kobo (17 January 2011). "Anderlecht's Congolese Striker Junior Kabananga On Loan To Germinal Beerschot". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20130706_00649490
  5. ^ "Anderlecht avoue sa faute" (in French). SoFoot.com. 17 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Астана пополнилась еще одни новичком". http://fca.kz/ (in Russian). FC Astana. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Junior Kabananga at National-Football-Teams.com
  8. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Yannick Bolasie in DR Congo squad". BBC Sport. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.