Chesterfield make huge statement of intent by signing Boreham Wood star striker Kabongo Tshimanga

Chesterfield have made a huge statement of intent by signing prolific striker Kabongo Tshimanga from Boreham Wood.

Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 8:08 pm
Kabongo Tshimanga has signed for Chesterfield.

The 24-year-old, who joins for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three-year contract.

The Congo-born forward has scored 37 goals and claimed eight assists in 79 appearances in the last two National League seasons.

He has been linked with a number of Football League clubs this summer, including Bolton Wanderers, but it is the Spireites who have fought off competition to secure his signature.

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The fee is likely to be a significant one given his goalscoring record.

On signing, Tshimanga said: “It feels great. You can obviously see how big the club is.

“The club shouldn’t be at this level. It deserves to be back in the Football League and that’s got to be the aim.”

In a statement, Boreham Wood said Chesterfield were able to sign him after they ‘activated a verbal agreement he had with the club’.

Boreham chairman, Danny Hunter, said: “He’s an outstanding young man and this club is in a better place now than when Kabs arrived. The next stage of his footballing journey now begins and I wish him nothing but success”.

His signing is a massive coup for the Blues who have landed one of the most sought-after strikers in non-league.

Tshimanga’s arrival means Town have some serious firepower in their ranks with Akwasi Asante, Danny Rowe, Stefan Payne, Tom Denton and Nathan Tyson to choose from.

Tshimanga scored twice against Chesterfield in a 2-2 draw in August 2019.

As well as Boreham, Tshimanga’s former clubs include MK Dons, Boston United and Oxford City.