Kah, 32, joins the Timbers after playing the last two seasons with clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Kah has also featured for top clubs in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands during his career. He won a title with Norway’s Vålerenga in 2002 and played in nearly 200 league matches over seven seasons (2004-11) at Dutch side Roda JC. On the international level, Kah has 10 caps with the Norway National Team.
Born in Banjul, The Gambia, Kah began his professional career as a teenager with Vålerenga in 1998. He spent six seasons with the Norwegian side, and played in 24 games, scoring three goals, during Vålerenga’s Norwegian Football Cup-winning season in 2002.
After parts of two seasons with AIK of Sweden (2003-04), Kah transferred to Roda JC in 2004 and went on to make 189 league appearances and score 12 goals during his time with the club. He was member of Roda JC’s 2004-05 UEFA Intertoto Cup side and helped guide the club to the finals of the 2007-08 KNVB Cup. Kah scored a career-best four goals during his final season with Roda in 2010-11, contributing to the club’s sixth-place finish in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Kah joined Al-Kohr of the Qatar Stars League ahead of the 2011-12 season, and played in 13 games for the club over two seasons. His time in Qatar included a loan spell with Qatar Sports Club during the 2011-12 campaign, and Kah recently played 10 matches for Al-Wehda FC of the Saudi Arabian first division during the 2012-13 season.
Kah moved to Norway with his family as a child in 1998. After representing Norway at the U-21 level, he made his debut for the senior national team on Jan. 24, 2001. Kah scored his first international goal, tallying the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Austria on Nov. 22, 2002. His last appearance for Norway was against Wales in 2008.