- Timbe has been without a club since leaving Vissel Kobe in August
- His career has now taken him to Thailand with Buriram United
- Timbe has previously played in Belgium, China and Japan
Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe has found a new home with Thailand club Buriram United.
Buriram United made the announcement on their official pages, saying:
“OFFICIAL. Mr. Nevin Chid, the president of Buriram United club, Launching Agesub Masika (Ayub Masika), Kenya national team joins the Thunder Castle to prepare to fight the Thai league in the 2th leg,”
This is the latest turn in Timbe’s career, and comes months after his contract with Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe was terminated.
Buriram United, founded in 1970, is a giant in Thailand football and the club has won more than four league titles and four FA Cups.
Timbe’s journey in football abroad
The speedy Kenyan winger is no stranger to transfers across Europe and beyond.
He started his professional career abroad in Belgium with Genk and Lierse where he spent five years between 2011 and 2016 before eventually moving to China with Beijing Renhe.
It was at Renhe that he was loaned out to Championship club Reading.
There was an initial optimism surrounding his move to Reading, as he was tipped to eventually join the Premier League to become the second Kenyan in English top-flight, after Victor Wanyama.
That would not happen, however, as he would only spend half a season in England before moving to Japan with Vissel Kobe.
He has been part of the Harambee Stars squad since 2012, and the highlight of his international career came when he featured in the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019.
Since the AFCON in 2019, however, Timbe has been in and out of the squad.
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