Tijane was born in Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau, but was raised in Conakry, due to war on his native country. He then had a brief period in S.L. Benfica‘s youth system, and later made his professional debuts with S.C. Mirandela. He also had a trial at Chelsea F.C., but nothing came of it. After a full season, he signed with G.D. Chaves.
Tijane made his Segunda Divisão debut on 6 November 2011, in a 3–1 home victory against Merelinense F.C.. He scored his first goal on 29 April 2012, in a 4–3 home defeat against F.C. Vizela. In his second season, he contributed with 11 appearances and one goal, as Chaves was crowned champions. In August, he was linked to a host of clubs, the likes of Benfica, Stoke City F.C. and West Ham United F.C..
On 2 July 2013, Tijane signed a two-year deal with Swindon Town F.C.. On 3 August, he made his professional debut, in a 1–0 away defeat against Peterborough United. On 10 September 2014, Mark Cooper announced Tijane had moved on from the club.
On 2 January 2015, Tijane signed a