Latics snap up Congo international

Date published: 02 October 2020


Latics have snapped up Dylan Bahamboula on a one-year deal, with an option.

The Congo international joins the club in what will be his first experience of English professional football.

Born in France and capped at Under-20 level, Bahamboula has had a number of clubs already.

He started with AS Monaco before a spell at Dijon in the top flight, and also included loan spells before leaving for pastures new.

A move to Romania followed in 2018 with Astra, and a year later a switch to Algeria came with CSC.

His most recent club was at Tsarsko Selo in Bulgaria where former favourite goalkeeper Johny Placide was a teammate of his.

Known as 'Moyo', the six-foot tall skilful striker can also operate in midfield.

He made his senior debut for the Republic of Congo at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification stage in June, 2017.

The deal is still subject to international clearance, meaning his debut may come next week after recently training with the first team.

Latics head to Colchester United tomorrow hoping to pick up their first League Two points of the season having lost their opening three matches.


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