Jaze Kabia joins Livingston after leaving Shelbourne

Fri, Jan 08 2021

Forward Jaze Kabia has confirmed that he has left Shelbourne after an eighteen-month spell at Tolka Park to join Scottish side Livingston.

Kabia joined the Reds from Cobh Ramblers midway through the 2019 season and won a First Division title in the meantime.

While at the club, the Cork native made 16 appearances and scored six goals – with his last coming against St Patrick’s Athletic in February 2020.

He made his Shels debut against Athlone Town in July 2019 where he scored the first goal for Ian Morris’ side in a 2-1 win over the Co. Westmeath side.

Kabia is the sixth player to officially leave Shelbourne following relegation, along with Daniel O’Reilly, Gary Deegan, Aidan Friel, Colin McCabe and Oscar Brennan.

Livingston boss Davie Martindale said after the transfer was confirmed: “I’m really excited by the signing of Jaze Kabia.

“He’s in an age category where we have been short in recent years and we felt it was important to add quality around this age.

“Jaze came into train for a week or so and showed up extremely well in training with the first team.”

Martindale added: “We may look at potential loan options for Jaze as I think regular first-team football is so important at this stage of his development but that’s a bridge we will cross at the end of the month.

“In the meantime, he will fight for a place in our matchday squad once his International Transfer Certificate comes through.”

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