According to German outlet Bild, Kamba - who would now be 33 - is back in the Ruhr area of Germany and working back at his old job as a chemist for a power supplier.
Other German reports describe him as "obviously not dead".
Kamba was a talented right-back for Schalke's youth team and played alongside Bayern Munich and Germany icon Manuel Neuer before his departure in July 2007.
He went on to play for a variety of lower league German sides and was playing for eighth tier outfit VFB Huls when news of his death emerged in January 2016.
It is said Kamba, 29 at the time, left his friends to take a trip to the "interior" of Congo without his papers, phone or money and died in a motor accident soon after.
And when news of the death reached Germany, Kamba's ex-wife is said to have produced a Congolese death certificate and a funeral announcement in order to secure the 'six figure' pay-out.
It is unclear whether the documents obtained in Congo were faked or simply procured through corruption.