Gor Mahia new coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira, aka Ze Maria, has ruled out fielding the club’s expensive signing Jacques Tuyisenge until he has fully recovered from a nagging tendon injury.
Ze Maria said in as much as he would have wished the Rwanda’s Amavubi skipper to be part of the front-line that is lately misfiring, it would be risky to field him as this would aggravate the injury.
“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 in the team,” said Ze Maria told Soka25east.com
The 43-year old Brazilian tactician made the declaration on Thursday morning after conducting the team’s training session at Camp Toyoyo ground in Jericho, in which Tuyisenge was among those who attended.
Tuyisenge conceded that he has yet fully recuperate from a knee injury and is still going through therapy but nonetheless said he hopes to be full fit before the second phase of the Kenyan Premier league.
“Gor contracted me to score goals and I can’t wait to get a clean bill of health from the team’s paramedics. I’m gradually improving and I assure fans that I will be up and about sooner rather than later,”Tuyisenge said.
Incidentally, Tuyisenge has been nursing injuries on his two knees, one of which has already healed, which he picked while parading for Rwanda in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia last year and
the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) held in Kigali early this year.