Discover the journey of Ayub Masika Ayub Timbe Masika (10/09/1992) is a Kenyan-Belgian football player who currently plays as a forward for Beijing Renhe in the Chinese Super League and the national Kenya national team. He was born and raised in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. At the age of 13, he came to Belgium where he lived with Josy Comhair, his second father and the manager of JC Playermanagement. “He was obsessed 
with football. I learned a lot from him.” (www.jcplayermanagement.be)
Arriving in a small Belgian football club of the neighborhood “I started my Belgian football career on the fields of SK Munsterbilzen. I made a lot of goals as a young kid. My coach had to substitute me because my teammates didn’t get properly involved in the game. It was a wonderful time.”
Playing for Anderlecht and 
Germinal Beerschot “At the age of 13, I moved in 2006 to the Anderlecht Academy in Brussels, where I stayed for two years. Then I went to Germinal Beerschot in Antwerp.“
First professional contract at 
topclub KRC Genk known for his excellent youth academy “In May 2010 I signed a 2-year deal with Racing Genk. Genk showed a lot of interest in me at 
the age of 18. It was a great opportunity for 
my football career, a real step forward. Why? 
Genk is still one of the best football academies 
in Europe with players such as Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Divock Origi, Steven Defour, Christian Benteke. I made my debut in the Belgian competition. It became a 1-1 draw against 
Zulte-Waregem (15 January 2012).”
First goal in the Europa League “My first goal for Genk was really a very important and nice one. I scored on 30 August 2012 the second goal against FC Luzern in the fourth qualifying round of the EUFA Europa League. This goal made sure that KRC Genk qualified for the group stage. I remember the goal very well. I came on as a late sub for Kennedy in the 86th minute and I scored in the 88th minute. I finally played 
42 games in Genk at the first team.”
17 goals for his new team SK Lierse “On 1 september 2014, I was loaned to Lierse SK, a club in the second division. 
I played 64 times for the first team in Lierse. Lierse SK was a tradition club in Belgium. 
In July 2016, I signed a three-year deal for Lierse.”
Moving to China “In 2017 there was a new chapter in my football career: China. Destination, Beijing! At that time, my new team Beijing Renhe played in the China League one. 
It was a big adventure and also my first season abroad! 
But a broken toe kept me off the football field. 
I went in 2018 for a short period to second division club Heilongjiang Lava Spring (loan, 7 games). Meanwhile Beijing Renhe played in the Chinese Super League. I went back to Beijing and the return became 
a success. I scored 7 goals in 14 games.”
Playing for the national team 
of Kenya “Playing for the Harambee Stars is of course something special. You know, football is definitely becoming more popular in Kenya. 
I made my international debut against South Africa on 16 october 2012, coming in for Francis Kahata in the 61st minute.’’