Kenyan international Ayub Timbe during his time with Japanese outfit Vessel Kobe.[Courtesy-Vessel Kobe]

Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe parted ways with Vissel Kobe after five months with the Japanese club.

The J1 League outfit confirmed they had parted ways with the winger on a mutual agreement after a short stint and wished him well in the future.

“We are pleased to inform you that we have decided to cancel the contract with Ayub Timbe (28) after mutual agreement,” the club statement said.

The Kenyan international revealed on his official social media pages he has reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the J1 League outfit owing to lack of playing time.

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“It was a pity, but we decided to cancel the contract based on mutual agreement because we couldn’t get a chance to participate in the contract because of our family.”

“It was a short time, but I am really grateful to the club players and staff for their warm welcome and the supporters for their support.”

“I believe we can meet you again somewhere in the world of football. I pray for all of you in the future,” said Timbe.

The 28-year-old joined Kobe as a free agent on February 19 and he only managed to play eight matches in the J1 League where he did not score a goal but managed two goals in the League Cup where he played five times.

Ayub Timbe (C) of Kenya outpaces Adlane Guedioura (L) and Youcef Atal of Algeria during their 32th Edition of Total Africa Cup of Nations at 30 June stadium in Cairo, Egypt on June 23, 2019. [Photo/Stafford Ondego]

Before joining Kobe, Timbe had parted ways with Beijing Renhe and this was after he had played for Championship side Reading on a six-month loan deal.

Masika had joined Renhe in February 2017 and scored eight goals in his first season to help win promotion to the Chinese Super League but the following season, he was loaned back to the second-tier to play for Heilongjiang Lava Spring.

Ayub Timbe Masika

Date of birth: September 10, 1992 (28 years old)

Position: FW

Team history: KRC Genk, Reelse SK, Beijing Renhe Football Club, Heilongjiang Volcano Naruizumi Football Club, Beijing Renhe Football Club, Reading FC , Vissel Kobe

Participation history:

 [J1 league total] 8 games participation 0 goals

 [League Cup total] 5 games participation 2 goals

 [Emperor Cup total] 2 games participation 0 goals

 [Belgian First Division A total / BEL] 39 games participation 1 goal

 [Belgian First Division B total / BEL] 42 games participation 13 goals

 [Chinese Soccer Super League total / CHN] 26 games participation 9 goals

 [Chinese soccer / A-class league total / CHN] 29 games participation 10 goals

 [EFL Champion] Ship total / ENG] 5 games participation 0 goals

 [UEFA European League total] 7 games participation 1 goal

Title won: Belgian Cup (2013)

Representative history: 26 games participation 5 goals


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