Tag: jacque Tuyisenge

14 Mar 17

Last season, Jacque Tuyisenge was the bright spot in a Gor Mahia squad that was struggling to catch its footing at the beginning of the season. Yet last season, Tuyisenge was battling back from an injury. This season Tuyisenge is healthy and raring to go. He has already scored two goals and is determined to shake the net several more times this season.

“I am delighted because when you are a striker and you get goals you are always happy because that is your job. So I feel good to have scored in our first match. I cannot say that I will score a certain number of goals this season because I am not God, only God knows tomorrow so I will keep on working hard and hunt for goals. The number of goals He will give me I will appreciate”, Tuyisenge told Futaa.com

His compatriot, Kenneth Mugiraneza “Migi” also played a solid game and scored last Sunday. He thinks the team has the quality to go places this season

““I look at the kind of team we have and I am very confident we can challenge for the title. There are quality players in the team and everyone has that motivation to win. I believe, looking at how we played in the first match, we can do it,” he said to supersport.

Prior to arriving in Kenya, Migi who previously played for Azam of Tanzania, had done his homework on local football and was thus well prepared.

“They have told me all about the Kenyan league; what to expect, which teams to look out for and how best to tackle and prepare the games. They have made it easier for me. I have played two competitive matches so far and I have also looked at many matches before. The difference is that in Kenya no team is small. Anyone is capable of winning. It is not like in Tanzania when you know with some teams you can win by six or seven goals. Here it is tougher” he continued.

Discipline and focus is what has enabled the Amavubi skipper to achieve what he has achieved so far and he plans to continue down that path.

“I usually do my individual training before the team training but I plan to put in even more effort this year so that we can become champions once more. “Here at Gor the coach is good, and the players are also very good. The management is committed to facilitate good performance from the team so I am sure we can achieve that dream,” said Migi to the KPL website.

Defender Wellington Ochieng was in the starting line-up last weekend. In 2016, he found playing time difficult to come by after joining from Muhoroni Youth. He is determined to solidify his place in the starting line up now that Marcelo has left. Ochieng credits Gor Mahia’s play to the technical bench trio of Ze Maria, Marco Aurellio and Zedekiah Otieno

““To have such a trio at your disposal is a fantastic thing. If we heed to their instructions and work hard, then am sure this combination will bring the best out of us. Probably we could even end up making history as one of the most successful crop of players to have donned the Gor Mahia jersey,” said Wellington to Citizen sports.

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28 Jul 16

Kagere and Tuyisenge played together for Rwanda Police

Jacob Ghost Mulee, one of the most experienced coaches in Kenya thinks that the Rwandese pair of Jacque Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere cannot play together.  Mulee who is now one of the pre-eminent football analysts in the country, thinks the duo are too similar and play in the same position.

“It is clear that currently the partnership between Kagere and Tuyisenge is not working because most of the time, both are playing in the same position. They both want to score and as a matter of fact, no one is playing as second fiddle to the other in terms of creating goals. Something needs to be done right away,” Mulee told goal.com.

Mulee who was Harambee stars coach they last time they qualified for the Africa Nations cup (2004) has suggested that one should come on as a substitute.

“Well if I was the coach, I will start with Tuyisenge and Kagere comes in as a substitute. It is a hard decision but what can you do as a coach? You have to make difficult decisions.” he continued

However there have been numerous situations where two Alpha strikers were on the field at the same time and formed a formidable partnership. Look back to 2015 with Olunga, Kagere and Abondo. All three were eager to score goals but had no difficulty sharing the ball.

What is needed here is for coach Ze Maria to find a way for the two to partner together and try out this combination in friendly matches. However sometimes it take a long time before two strikers can gain an understanding.

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8 Jul 16

Tuyisenge and Kagere at Rwanda Police
Image courtesy of Kennedy Odhiambo

Meddie Kagere and Jacque Tuyisenge have previously played together for Police FC of Rwanda. This happened when Gor Mahia first tried to sign Kagere in 2011. By last weekend, Kagere had not received a work permit. Which is why he did not suit up for the match against Thika United. With the work permit issue sorted out, the duo are set to resume their partnership which has the potential to have a devastating effect on opposing KPL defences.

“I know Meddie for long because when I was starting off we played together at Police. He is an experienced striker and I believe if the coach decides to play both of us, we can do great things,” said Tuyisenge to Capital FM.

Kagere for his part says he feels at home and is ready to resume the fine form he displayed in 2015.

“I am very happy to be back because Gor is like home to me and the fans, players and officials have welcomed me. I am feeling ready to get back to the pitch and do what I do best, scoring goals. I know it will be difficult because I have stayed for six months without competitive football,” Kagere told Capital Sport on Thursday afternoon after scoring and providing an assist as Gor demolished fourth tier side Butterfly FC 4-0 in a friendly match.

If coach Ze Maria had any doubts about Kagere’s abilities, sure he must be convinced by now having watched Kagere play in two friendlies and in training.

“I have played in two friendly matches and I feel I am ready and if given a chance, I will do my talking on the pitch. I want to do better than I did last year and repay the faith Gor has shown to bring me back” continued Kagere.

The other goals against Butterfly were scored by Thiago Silva who scored twice and Baron Jobita. Ze Maria now admits that Kagere is already ahead of the curve compared to his Brazilian compatriot.

“We saw that Meddie had been here before and knows the league well and therefore, it would take him less time to adapt. Thiago is still here with us, training and daily he is getting better. Hopefully, next season he will start playing in the league,” coach said to Capital Sport.

Ze Maria went on to confirm that fans could see the eagerly awaited Tuyisenge-Kagere partnership this weekend.

Kagere is a good player and of course with the history he has in this team, he can do well. Jack (Tuyisenge) is in good form and if the two can have a good partnership, then I think we will do well. I believe he will be in the team this weekend and so let’s see what he has to offer for us,” the coach nicknamed ‘Ze Maria’ said.

As for Crispin Odula, he is still sorting out the issue of his international transfer certificate.

“I had family problems which forced me to come back home then my contract ended. By the time we were getting back to negotiations the window was closed and so I chose to come back home. Gor gave me a platform and hopefully I can work hard enough to get playing time,” Odula said to Capital FM.


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6 Jul 16

Rwandese striker Jacque Tuyisenge picked up from where he left off at the end of the first leg. On Sunday he struck twice, both from headers to sink Thika United 2-1. Tuyisenge now has 8 goals to his credit, a total which leaves him tied for second place in the KPL scoring charts. Leading scorer Wycliff Ochomo has 11 goal. It is an amazing feat considering that Tuyisenge missed much of the first leg while recovering from an injury.

“So far, l am happy to be getting goals. Ideally, scoring goals would be the best thing to happen for a striker and since l am one, it feels so good because it makes me yearn for more and more,” the striker told the club’s site.

Tuyisenge also credits the team-mates, officials and the 12th man for his rise to the top of the scoring charts.

“l am very happy to play for Gor Mahia. This is a big club that any player would feel good playing for. I feel at home and appreciate the good reception l got and every bit of support from the club’s management, team mates and all fans since my arrival.” said Tuyinsenge to supersport.com

For now, Tuyisenge is focused on enabling the club to achieve its goals.

“My target is to continue working hard with my teammates and offer our best so that we can be somewhere worth talking about,” he added.

Fans are eagerly waiting to see the forwardline combination featuring Tuyisenge and Kagere. The duo get along off the field so their on the field partnership is sure to give opposing defences nightmares.

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20 May 16


Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge was on voted feted as the fans’ KPL Player of the Month for April.

Tuyisenge has found the back of the net six times this season. And in many games his goals have rescued Kogalo just when the club seemed destined to drop crucial points. .
In a vote by fans, he beat four other contenders; Patrick Matasi, Wycliffe Ochomo, Eric Johanna and Andrew Murunga to win the award and speaking during his awarding moment, the striker, who joined the champions in a big money move from Rwanda Police, said he was surprised at his good form.

“It feels good to win any award and I feel happy to win this one. It is a fruit of hard work in the month; when I came on, I never imagined I could win such so it is a big motivation and challenge for me to work harder,” he said to supersport.

Earlier Tuyisenge recounted the injury struggles that caused him to miss the first several games of the season.

“It felt really bad at the beginning of the season when the team was struggling yet I wasn’t able to help because of my injured knee. In fact, I wanted to come in earlier but the doctors refused. Maybe I could be having more goals now. It really ate inside me. I felt bad. I even felt guilty that I was not serving the club, that I was not giving them their money’s worth, yet I have abilities,” Tuyisenge told the KPL site.

Tuyisenge is also adamant that though he has not achieved full fitness, he is motivated to fulfill the expectations that come with playing for a big team.
“I think my right leg has a problem. Sometimes I feel pain when I am running but sometimes I don’t. I think that if it weren’t for the high expectations, I wouldn’t have been pushing myself this hard. But that is the life of a football player at this level. I do not want to let Gor down. The fans are just great. I want to make sure that I give my best in every game. With God’s blessings I know that I will remain healthy and I will deliver,” he continued.

Meanwhile both Tuyisenge and compatriot Abouba Sibomana have been called up to the Rwanda national team that is preparing to play Mozambique. The match is on June 4.

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12 May 16

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has told Capital FM that the club is in contact with Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere and is weighing options to bring him back. Kagere was one of the pivotal players in Gor Mahia’s record breaking season in 2015 and scored what is arguably the goal of the year, a gem against Nakuru All Stars.

“We are talking with Meddie and also consulting with the coach because he has to be involved. Meddie is interested in coming back and we are also interested in bringing him back but it will depend on the dynamics of the coach. We are definitely looking for a striker,” Rachier said to Capital FM.

Gor Mahia are hamstrung by the fact that the quota of foreigners is limited to five per team and Gor Mahia has already reached that quota. And all five foreign players are playing well.

“For sure it is giving us a headache if we get in any foreigner because we already have five. We are quite satisfied with the performance of those we already have, but one may be sacrificed in the interest of having a balanced team,” Rachier added.

The addition of Kagere would create a formidable partnership upfront. Tuyisenge and Kagere are familiar with each other’s style of play and would mesh together quickly. Tuyisenge has a phenomenal strike rate of six goals and seven games.  Yet he does not think he has hit his best form yet.

“I did not participate in Gor Mahia’s pre season due to injury. I came in when others had already played several matches and I have had to play catch up. But I am happy so far with my form but I am yet to hit my peak,” he said in a TV interview on Supersport.

Tuyisenge went on to state that the welcome he received from Gor Mahia players and officials was one of the factors that has enabled his success at the club

“They welcomed me well, encouraged me when I was still out injured and now that I am playing often, they are giving me all the support.”

“Mine now is to work hard to improve and help my team. I know everybody wants me to perform better than Olunga (Michael) and (Kagere) Meddie, but I will need some time to get to my best. However I can also add that I am surprised by my scoring record to this point.” he continued.

Meanwhile former Gor Mahia striker Timothy Otieno has categorically stated that he has no intention of returning to Gor Mahia.

“My form had been affected by an injury and by the time I came back, Nuttall made it clear that he did not need my services. He even suggested that I go on loan to  Muhoroni Youth but when I declined, he told me categorically that he will not use me and it got so bad we were not even on talking terms. I was therefore glad when the opportunity came to join Rangers and I do not intend to go back to Gor Mahia anytime soon,” he said according to betway.co.ke

At this point Otieno who has scored four goals this season and won player of the month in March, has stated that he will either join AFC Leopards in June or stay at Rangers to complete his loan spell.

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18 Mar 16

Ogweno with Bob Ogolla in early 2012


Former Ulinzi and Harambee Stars striker Tom Ogweno is the new assistant coach at Gor Mahia. Ogweno takes over from Frank Ouna who quit without an explanation last weekend. Ronald Ngala confirmed that Ogweno has been hired on an interim basis.

We are in no hurry to appoint a new assistant coach. At the moment Ogweno will serve as the assistant coach until need for an appointment arises. He has been with the team for some time, understands the players well and we know he can perform as an assistant. We have not officially appointed him as an assistant coach but he will serve in that capacity for now, Ngala told Futaa.com

Ogweno has served in various capacities at Gor Mahia and as had a chequered career. he worked as Bob Ogolla’s assistant coach in 2012. He then became team manager when Zdravko Logarusic was hired. Most recently he served as trainer. In 2013 he was fired after falling out with Logarusic after Gor Mahia lost the league on the very last day of the 2012 season. His familiarity with the players is the reason he was appointed.

“He (Ogweno) has been with us for some time; he understands our policy and everything about the club. It was an easy choice because his commitment to the club is unquestionable. I am sure the club as well as the players will benefit from him and to us it is a massive step forward.” said Ngala to goal.com

As a player, Ogweno starred for Ulinzi Stars in the late 1990s and was a favourite of legendary Harambee Stars coach Reinhard Fabisch.

Ogweno will assist newly hired coach Ze Maria to become familiar with the players including newly signed Jacque Tuyisenge whom Ze Maria assessed, but decalred not ready to play yet. .

“He (Tuyisenge) seems like an out and out striker who is a favourite of any coach. He is responding well to training but the worst I can do is to give him a starting place. But I can assure you that he is part of my plans in the transition period,” said Ze Maria.

According to mediamax network, Tuyisenge has injuries on both knees and may not return until the second leg.

“Gor signed me to score goals and can’t wait to get a clean bill of health from the team’s medical personnel.” said Tuyisenge.

Fans will be left wondering how the club paid Ksh 4 million without conducting a physical.

The good news for Ze Maria and Gor Mahia fans is that the new coach has some time to figure out how to restore Gor Mahia’s performance levels. With several players away on international duty, Gor Mahia will not play another league match until April.

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2 Mar 16

Highly touted Rwandese striker Jacque Tuyisenge could make a comeback soon and may even feature briefly in Sunday’s mashemeji derby. This according to club official Ronald Ngala.

“He is almost fully recovered and has even asked to play a full match on Sunday but we have to be careful so that we don’t rush him and aggravate the injury. For this reason, he may play for just a few minutes on Sunday.” said Ngala to goal.com

Tuyisenge could be the antidote that coach Nuttall needs to sharpen the forwardline.

But aside from recovering from the injury, he will need time, perhaps friendly matches to fit into the system and gain an understanding with his attacking partners. So fans should not expect an immediate impact.

Tuyisenge who is 25, has made 29 appearances for Rwanda and scored 6 goals.

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23 Jan 16

Gor Mahia official Ronald Ngala has come out to deny that the club owes Khalid Aucho alot of money.

“What is Aucho talking about? I fail to understand, in fact I am dumbfounded! Which salary is he talking about? And how much is it? As a matter of fact, we have cleared players’ salaries and allowances. The only thing we have not cleared is winning bonuses which is not much and that is not a big deal to us, so Aucho should say how much he is owed. If he wants salary increment and contract extension, why can’t he come we solve that issue instead, of trying to do things the way he is doing?” said Ngala to goal.com

Aucho has earlier on claimed that his salay and bonuses are in arrears.

“Hopefully I will be back in Kenya end of this week or early next week but I do not know whether I will be playing for Gor Mahia or not. They owe me a lot of money, from allowances to salaries and no one is talking to me. I want to come and have a talk with them and that will determine my future with the team which I regard highly in my heart.” he said to goal.com on Friday.

Meanwhile another club official Anima “ferrari”Oketch has come out to explain why the club opted to pursue Jacque Tuyisenge instead of fighting to keep Meddie Kagere who had a stellar year in 2015

Speaking to The Nairobian, K’Ogalo’s Deputy Secretary General Anima Ferrari said it makes a lot of economic sense to bring the Rwandan player on board.

“We will be spending Sh4 million on Tuyisenge. This however will be paid in a span of two years. That is quite fair. Kagere on the other hand demanded Sh2.5 million per year, which adds up to Sh5 million in two years,” Ferrari told The Nairobian.

The club spent $40,000 (about Sh4 million) to capture Tuyisenge had elicited debate with many questioning the move.

“Tuyisenge is in his twenties, he is still very young and can be of much value to the club in future. Kagere, though good and tested in the KPL, is much older. It would therefore be unwise to spend millions, which we do not have anyway, just to have his services for the 2016 season,” added Ferrari who believes the new acquisition will do just fine in the league.


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18 Jan 16

Rwandese Striker Jacque Tuyisenge is excited at the prospect of joining Gor Mahia FC. And Tuyisenge is well aware that this is a club with a rich history.

“I am very happy to have joined Gor Mahia which is one of the biggest teams in the region with great history.”

Tuyisenge has very big shoes to fill. Meddie Kagere whom he is replacing is one of the most lethal strikers who ever played in the Kenya Premier League. But Tuyisenge is undaunted by the challenge.

“I have heard so much about the team and the great players that have featured for it and my first assignment will be to try and emulate their performance since that is what I have been signed to do,” he said to supersport

Unfortunately for Gor Mahia fans, Tuyisenge’s name was not added to the CAF list by the January 15 deadline. Which means he will not be available to play against CNAPS of Madagascar. Reports suggest that only Jacob Keli’s name was added.

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