Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge’s move to record Angolan champions Petro Atletico is yet to be ratified by club chairman Ambrose Rachier even after both clubs reached an agreement on the Rwandese forward’s transfer.
Petro tabled a bid, which is believed to be in the region of Kshs 15m last month. The offer was approved by the Gor management, with Tuyisenge also keen to join the oil rich Luanda based side who were pooled together with Gor in the group stages of this year’s CAF Confederations Cup.
Closed long ago
Speaking to Soka, club CEO Lordvick Aduda confirmed the above saying that the only thing that was pending was the approval from Rachier.
“For Tuyisenge the deal was closed long ago. When the club tabled their proposal the management saw it compelling enough and the player was willing too so we saw it wise to allow the boy make his move.
“It is now on the chairman’s table and all I can say is we wish him well. He served us well, played his part and all we can do is wish him well on his next chapter,” he said.
Aduda further added that the club had not yet sought a replacement but that the task had been left to head coach Hassan Oktay.
“The onus is on the coach now to get a worthy replacement. The player has to fit in the system of play and the Gor Mahia way generally so it is only fit that the coach makes his pick.”
The rumour mill has it though that Cameroonian forward Charles Edoa Nga has already been brought in as a replacement from Swaziland top tier side Royal Leopards.
Tuyisenge joined Gor in 2016 from Police FC of Rwanda to offset the departure of Michael Olunga and has gone on to score 43 goals in the league, helping K’Ogalo to three successive titles.
He also found the net as Gor became the first East African side to play against EPL giants Everton FC in a friendly organized by gaming firm SportPesa, and played in Tanzania in 2017.
Petro, who at one time had Kenyan international Allan Wanga in its ranks, have not added to their 15 league titles since 2009, a barren stretch that has seen rivals Primero de Agosto gain ground to lie now on 13 crowns.