What Timm learned while playing abroad…


The life of a football player abroad can easily become a lonely toil and Maritzburg United midfielder Miguel Timm, who spent a year-and-a half in the USL Championship – the US second tier league – says having your family ‘close’ as a footballer can help you get through ‘tough situations’.

In the United States, Timm played for Arizona United and Phoenix Rising between 2016 and 2017 making over 25 appearances.

“What I learned in my time abroad, me personally, having my family, my wife, my daughter, my siblings close can help you get through tough situations, makes things seem easier,” – Timm. Picture: Maritzburg United.

“Being in a foreign country, sometimes can be overwhelming, it didn’t feel in any way hard and it allowed me to enjoy my time there (US) and also see new things and learn new things about the country,”  added the 28-year-old central midfielder.

‘The Team of Choice midfielder is spending the lockdown period by studying online, home-schooling his daughter and training. The Premier League Soccer (PSL) has been suspended indefinitely since mid-March due to the coronvirus pandemic and PSL with the South African Football Association (SAFA) are looking for the best way forward.

Timm has made 38 appearances for the KwaZulu-Natal based side since arriving from Chippa United in January 2019 and has put in a string of fine performances. Picture: Maritzburg United.

“I’m in Joburg with my wife and daughter. Daily workout, online classes, schoolwork with my daughter and watch the news,” concluded the former Bidvest Wits and Mpumalanga Black Aces man.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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