Suspended Tuyisenge confident Gor Mahia will soar in Angola

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia will be facing Angolan side Petro de Luanda in their second match of the CAF Confederations Cup in Group D on Wednesday 13 February and the team’s striker Jacques Tuyisenge is confident of a good outcome out in Luanda.

Tuyisenge is not part of the team; he is suspended after picking two yellow cards in the preceding fixtures and while he stays back home as the team leaves for the assignment, he will be saying a prayer for a second win, after K’Ogalo opened their campaign with a 4 – 2 win over Zamalek.

Slow start

The team had a slow start to the campaign but a consistent winning run in the past few matches has delivered the team to second on the KPL log and top of Group D in the continental competition. Tuyisenge is banking on this momentum to spur the team past the Angolan side.

“I will be back here with my other mates who are not traveling, hoping and praying for the best. We have a good run and we have the momentum and though I am not in the team, I believe we have capable players for the job and the team will get a win there,” he told Soka.

While he is confident of a good show, Tuyisenge is aware that the team will have to sweat for a positive outcome, especially given the Angolan side lost its opening group game. He however believes with the teamwork shown recently, a win is achievable.

Challenge is tough

“The challenge is tough because Petro lost their opening match but the Gor Mahia spirit should lift us there. In the last game we saw it was the midfielders lifting the team with the goals; it shows the job is done collectively and we all are focused on winning. We defend as a team and we attack as a team, so that is the spirit the team takes there,” he added.

Gor Mahia will also be without the injured Dennis Oliech in the game, as well as Philemon Otieno, who is suspended.