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Tuyisenge will be an asset to Gor Mahia, assures McKinstry

Since his Ksh4million move from Rwandese giants Police FC, Rwanda skipper Jacques Tuyisenge is yet to make his debut for Gor Mahia.

The striker has been battling with an ankle tendon problem since helping his nation reach the quarter finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and hasn’t started training properly with Gor.


His national team coach, Jonathan McKinstry however believes Tuyisenge will be an asset to the struggling Gor forward line once he hits the training ground and is available to play.

“I think the injury he has is more of tiredness other than an actual injury. He has been involved in so many matches in the past one year for both club and country and that has in turn affected him. What people don’t know is that during CHAN, we had to manage his training to ensure he is there to play,” McKinstry told Soka.

Gor management

“This is the type of injury were you just have to sit out for five, six weeks and heal gradually. I am glad with the Gor Mahia management because they have been patient enough to give him that time to recover. He is now one week, ten days probably away from action and when he steps on the pitch, he will be the quality player they desired,” added the tactician.

At the same time, McKinstry said he might not call up the striker for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius at the end of the month.

Not risk him

“We will not risk him for Mauritius. Before then, he needs to have played at least three games. I have other players who’ve played 20 games, if they see someone else who’s played less coming on then it might hurt their motivation and confidence,” the tactician said.

Tuyisenge was inspirational in Rwanda’s campaign at the CECAFA Senior Challenge in Ethiopia as well as CHAN hosted in his own home country.


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