Jirès Kembo Ekoko - Early Life

Early Life

Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, Kembo Ekoko move to France when he was six years old and live Bondy, Île-de-France with his uncle and older sister. His mother had decides to send him to Europe to make his tuition while their parents still remain in Zaire (which later be called Congo in 1997).

Kembo Ekoko began playing football in the street and was spotted by scouts while playing in school. At age 9, Kembo Ekoko had signed for youth team called AS Bondy in 1997. Four years later, he would join another youth team called Clairefontaine. After three years of training, he would join Rennes. Upon joining the club, Kembo Ekoko would soon join up the youth team and made an impression. Due to his technical qualities, he was earned a nickname "Kembinho" by his teammate. By the end of May, he signed his first professional contract.

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