Timbe charged for AFCON challenge, wants to add bite in Stars attack


Timbe charged for AFCON challenge, wants to add bite in Stars attack
(FILE) Ayub Timbe (L) of Kenya contest for ball with of Congo during their AFCON 2017 qualifier match at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on June 05, 2016. Kenya won 2-1. Photo/Tabitha Otwori/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars coach winger Ayub Timbe has promised to light up the team’s attacking power at the African Cup of Nations finals that get underway in Egypt in 10days.
  • Timbe started his first match for the national team under Migne during Friday night’s friendly match against Madagascar in Paris which the Stars won 1-0 courtesy of a Victor Wanyama penalty but despite being one of the liveliest players in the team, the French tactician says he did not play much to his style.

Harambee Stars coach winger Ayub Timbe has promised to light up the team’s attacking power at the African Cup of Nations finals that get underway in Egypt in 10 days.

Timbe started his first match for the national team under Migne during Friday night’s friendly match against Madagascar in Paris which the Stars won 1-0 courtesy of a Victor Wanyama penalty but despite being one of the liveliest players in the team, the French tactician says he did not play much to his style.

The winger has however expressed optimism of hitting his best form before the start of the tournament on June 21.

“Everything has been very smooth in terms of preparations for the tournament. We have had massive support from the government and the sponsors who have come on board so it’s up to us to make sure that we give our best in each of the matches we play.

“The facilities here are excellent, it gives the player the feel of what to expect in Egypt plus the friendlies we are playing are helping us to put on the final touches as we gear toward the tournament,” said Timbe.

Timbe’s career has been stained by reoccurring injuries recently but he has assured the football fraternity of working towards regaining his best form.

“I am coming back from injury and I’m still working hard on my fitness which is improving each day.

“I’m glad to be part of the team to represent the country and I will make sure that I give my best to take Kenya as far as we can,” he added.

Stars will on Saturday face DRC in a friendly match in Madrid before traveling to Egypt where they will face Algeria in their first match of the group on June 23.

“Our team is good when it comes to defending and even attacking. I will try to add more pressure on the team’s attack and score as many goals I can, but the most important thing here is team work,”Timbe told Football Kenya Federation website.

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