FORMER Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been announced as the ambassador for a charity that brings sport to refugee camps in Africa.

Muamba, who arrived in England aged 11 following civil war in his native Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), will lend his support to KLABU - a Dutch charity that builds clubhouses in refugee camps and provides much needed sports equipment across Africa.

KLABU also design colourful kits which they sell through their website to raise vital funds to support its mission to help young refugees cope and connect on their way to a better future.

Their new kit collection is themed ‘One Club’ with the aim that sport and fashion lovers across the world will be encouraged to buy a kit knowing it will help to make a difference to the lives of young people in refugee camps.

Muamba said “I am really proud that I have been asked to help highlight the work of this amazing organisation.

“Football was my escape route from the stress of what was going on around me, a way to make new friends, so I know how important it is for refugees to be provided with opportunities to make their lives better through sport.

“I have bought kits for myself and my family and I hope many more people will do the same, you get a cool kit and you are supporting a great cause.”

The new collection is available now from