Jacques Tuyisenge’s football career has now taken him to Angola where he is set to feature for Luanda giants Petro Atletico for the next two years.
The move ends a trophy-laden three year association for the Rwandese international with Gor Mahia and as he embarks on this new chapter, Tuyisenge has sent out a warm “thank you” note to his former club as well as the vociferous fans who chanted his name throughout his tenure in Kenya and asked them to keep him in their prayers.
“Let me grab this chance to express my gratitude to the big Gor mahia family for the three and a half years we have been together. To Gor mahia fans, you have been parents to me & I have been your Son,” the 28 year old posted on his twitter handle.
“We’ve been together through thick and thin we shared all the happy & unhappy times in peace. I would like to thank you very much and as well kindly request you to pray for me to be successful in my new journey.
“Gor mahia is and will forever be in my heart wherever I will go. Also Big thanks goes to Sportpesa, you played a big role in my stepping forward.”
Tuyisenge signed for Gor from Police FC of Rwanda back in 2016 and in the three years he donned the green and white, won three league titles, scoring more than 40 goals in the league.
He also leaves with the tag of being the first player of a Kenyan club to score against an English Premier League team when he netted for Gor in the 2-1 loss to Everton FC in a SportPesa sponsored friendly played in Tanzania in 2017.
In his place, Gor have brought on board two strikers from West Africa, Ivorian national Gislein Yikpe Gnamian and Ghanaian Francis Afriyie.
Petro Atletico are the most successful club in Angola with 15 titles to their name but have not been victorious in the league since 2009. In this time frame, rivals Primero Agosto have gained ground winning four titles to rank behind Petro at 13.