Tuyisenge brace secures win over Thika United

Rwandese striker Jacque Tuyisenge seemingly overcame his injuries to be score twice and secure all three points for Gor Mahia against Thika United on Wednesday. The final score was 2-1.

Various reports had indicated that Tuyisenge would be unavailable due to injuries. He must havepassed a late fitness test. The goals came in the 53rd and 88th minutes.

Additional reporting courtesy of futaa.com
Gor Mahia fought hard to secure a 2-1 win against a determined Thika United with Shami Mwinyi and Jacques Tuyisenge scoring in a highly contested match on Wednesday 6 March evening at the Nyayo Stadium.

Gor Mahia had kicked off the match on a high with Rwandan sensation Tuyisenge who was making only his second start for Gor making the intentions clear in the second minute but a Sibomana freekick after he was brought down went inches wide. Samuel Mwanje was then fouled by Earned Wendo in midfield as Thika sort to have control of the match Collins Okoth won the ball back as he stamped his authority. The match turned into a midfield battle as Shami Mwinyi as Ronald Omino each won a freekick as they displayed their dribbling skills.

Ray Omondi attempted to beat Musa Mohammed with fancy footwork but the defender was up to task and disposes him before Shami Mwinyi snatched the first goal for Thika after releasing a fierce shot that beat Oluoch between the posts from outside the box. Omondi was at it again after being put through by scorer Shami Mwinyi but Musa Mohammed made a quick recovery to deny Shami from making the deadly shot. Nzigimana then sent his shot to the terraces after great footwork before Agwanda, set up by Tuyisenge inside the box sent his shot inches off as Gor Mahia built momentum.

Thika almost lost goalkeeper Hamuza Muwonge to injury as the Gor fans jeered him as a time waster out to snatch an easy win but he was soon up again with Ronald Omino shooting at him but he [Muwonge] easily collected it. Musa Muhammed mistake allowed Kennedy Otieno to set up Ray Omondi for a one on one but the flag was up for offside to send Thika into the half time mark on the driving seat in terms of goals.

Gor Mahia made a double substitution in the halftime bringing on board speed master Francis Kahata and experienced Jacob Keli for George Blackberry Odhiambo and Enock Agwanda. Ronald Omino would then join the subs after being fouled by scorer Mwinyi Shami and was later rushed to hospital for the injury. Muwonge would finally get into the referees’ books for time wasting together with teammate Timothy Luda who was immediately then subbed as well. Rwandan import and most expensive player in the Kenyan Premier League then equalized in the 54th minute after bundling the ball home from close range after some great interplay with Francis Kahata.

The goalkeeper would then get a second booking and send off after fouling Tuyisenge in full fright forcing James Nandwa to introduce substitute Eliud Emase. Tuyisenge gave the new goalkeeper the first test with a dipping shot but Kahata sent the resultant corner straight to Emase.

Nzigimana then tactfully crossed to Tuyisenge in the 88th minute sending the Thika defenders to the wrong direction with the latter heading in powerfully into the net for the second goal and the winner. The 10 minutes of added time did not give any difference as Gor Mahia possessed locking out Thika.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Nizigiyimana Karim, Musa Mohamed (c), Harun Shakava, Abouba Sibomana, Collins Okoth, Ernest Wendo, George Odhiambo (Francis Kahata 46’), Ronald Omino (Innocent Wafula 51’), Tuyisenge Jacques, Agwanda Enoch (Jacob Keli 46’)

Unused Subs: Jerim Onyango (GK), Bernard Odhiambo, Eric Ochieng, Edmond Murai.

Thika United Starting XI: Eliud Emase (Timothy Luda 72’), Suleiman Ngotho, Kennedy Otieno, Vincent Nyaberi, Vincent Omumbo, Michael Luvutsi, Samuel Mwanje, Eugine Mukangala (Salim Mzee 54’), Ray Omondi (Michael Mutinda 78’), Shami Mwinyi ,

Unused Subs: Musa Saad, Collins Okumu, Tsaid Suma, Christopher Oruchum

More to follow………..


19 thoughts on “Tuyisenge brace secures win over Thika United

  1. It is dangerous to over-rely on Jacques Tuyisenge. The team need to add two more quality strikers during the next transfer period (that should be around June,2016).

  2. leave the coach alone these outrageous critics masquerading as gor fans. what gor lacked was someone who could score and be able to redeem the team even from the brink of a loss and they seem to be finding it right. I’m happy!!!

  3. Most of our local players such as Blackberry Odhiambo have no future in Gor mahia first eleven. Our fast half was not impressive at all until Blackberry and Agwanda were substituted. The game was lively in the second half when Kahata, Wafula and Keli came in.

  4. Am thankful to the playing unit for granting us victory. However, some stitches need to be made to evade disappointment. Thika played without Dennish Odhiambo, their choice centerback. We trailled Thika, a team that is battling relegation. We scored the winner when we were a man up. Let us mend such patches to avoid humiliation against Ulinzi and Tusker, who may not allow room for such comebacks.

  5. Jambita we already drew 0-0 with ulinzi…The game was good esp in the second half but some areas need more training like how to play behind the ball when we lose possession,we need to start defending the ball at the point wea we lose it and close down spaces for the opponent…O’wise its a perfect start for the new coach and team which will only get better as we reclaim our place Ontop of the SPL Standings wea we belong

  6. The good thing is that we already know that we can play without some players and also that some players are struggling to fit into the team. So with the finances we have we should make the right signings in June. Relying in Ja Usenge is not bad since all teams usually have a main striker but we should have alternatives, just like we have for goalkeepers and midfielders

  7. Yesterday was the first kogallo match i have watched straight from the stadium and i learnt something ….Wafula, kahata, , keli, jausenge and walusimbi ..this guys should always be in the starting line up.

  8. Jausenge thanks, so what’s wrong with our home grown strikers. Look, three goals in two matches, and while not at full fitness.

  9. Ja Thur Gi Ji…Nice observation…The gap in class btn our local strikers and foreign players is wanting…Except for Olunga ofcourse who left…How many chances for example does a striker really need to register in the scorebook after playing seven matches?Food for Thought…

  10. Luke Ochieng alienda wapi, atleast you could see good football from Karim and Sibomana once more, lets build on these 2wins

  11. In the game of football, teams usually get into their strides by the 7th match after the start of the season. Therefore, the blips that we suffered in the 1st five matches of the season can happen to any football team world wide. We therefore expect these so called football experts to give the team a break. Some of these comments lack general football knowledge and intelligence such that the authors should be more ashamed to avail them for our reading. For example- Since when did Dennis Omino become a central defender? We recently had a 10 man Real Madrid team beat a full Barca team, at the Nou Camp!!! It’s therefore call into sharp focus the football knowledge of some of these bloggers. Winning, drawing or losing all depends on team set up, application, form, quality or cohesiveness of the team. Gor Mahia are up there with the best in the Sportpesa Premier League in terms of the aforementioned. Those taking dim view of the coaches or the teams ability have henceforth been educated on factors that negate or promote the success of a team. Let us support Gor Mahia in bad and good times. Thank you.

  12. Le Pastre…Bonjour…If you happen to talk French as your name suggests.I agree with your sentiments on lack of facts thereof by some bloggers I.e insinuating that Dennis Odhiambo is a Centre Back is more of a football crime in real sense.Regardless,winning and playing good football are two different things.Winning convincingly is another all together.We can’t,will not and must not always urge players on to win by any means,modern football has it Tenets that involve technical applications & tactical formations that require adapting by players to different situations on the field of play depending on the opponents set-up and tactics.I always point out weak areas based on my vast KNVB training & certification,and if you may…Pliz revisit mty very first comment on our frailties off the ball and tactics we need to use to close opponents spaces out from the point we lose the ball then check Goal.Com and read Coach Ze Maria’s comments on yesterdays perfomance by the team.He clearly echoes my sentiments and says Yes the team won and it is good we got the 3 points but he didn’t like how the team played.He goes on to say he will put special emphasis in training on making the boys learn how to win matches by playing beautiful football and dominating proceedings in a convincing manner…Rem also the bora tumeshinda attitude is what is aiming kogalo in terms of being dominant in the Kenyan football scene but performing disasterously in continental assignments wea even minnow nations line Madagascar have Cnaps outplaying and our lading Gor both home and away.We are all for a better,more technical aware and tactically astute kogalo.I rest my case


    Goal understands Ingwe are preparing shock transfer bid for K’Ogalo defenders Jackson Saleh and Haroun Shakava

    AFC Leopards are preparing a shock transfer bid for Gor Mahia defenders Jackson Saleh and Haroun Shakava.

    Goal understands that the two have become a June transfer target for the former league champions, who are keen to beef up their squad with experienced players.

    A source said talks have already begun with the two players, who are searching for more playing time. Saleh, who joined Gor Mahia at the beginning of the season, has hardly played while Shakava has been struggling.

    “We are keen to sign the two and talks have already been initiated. We know they will bring a lot of stability at our back and this is what we need with so many young players,” said our source.


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