Tuyisenge Warns Everton Of An Epic Battle At Goodison Park

Sep 12 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

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From L to R: Gor Mahia FC and Rwanda international striker, Jacques Tuyisenge, SportPesa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kelvin Twissa,Gor Mahia FC head coach, Dylan Kerr, Burundian international and Gor Mahia defender, Karim Nizigiyimana and Gor Mahia Vice Chairman, John Pesa after a press conference in Nairobi on September 12, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • Gor striker Jacques Tuyisenge has warned English Premier League (EPL) side, Everton FC, to brace for a tough show when the two clubs meet at Goodison Park in Liverpool on November 6, 2018
  • It will be the second meeting between the clubs, the first a 1-2 success for Everton at the Dar-es-Salaam Stadium in Tanzania on July 13, 2017
  • Head coach, Dylan Kerr said the trip to Merseyside would revolutionise football, not only in Kenya but in the entire East Africa
  • SportPesa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kelvin Twissa, extended an invite to Kenyans in Europe, calling on them to show huge support for Gor when they play one of the most seasoned clubs in the EPL


NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC and Rwanda international striker, Jacques Tuyisenge, has warned English Premier League (EPL) side Everton FC to brace for a tough test when the two clubs meet at Goodison Park in Liverpool on November 6, 2018.

The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) second highest top scorer (13 goals) has promised K’Ogalo fans a goal in the landmark clash against nine-time EPL winners.

“We are hoping for a good result. We will go to England not to joke but to get a win,” underlined Tuyisenge at a press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday.

“We will not let our supporters down, personally, I will stretch beyond my limit to score a goal at Goodison Park,” he said.

It will be the second meeting between the two clubs, the first being a 2-1 success for Everton at the Dar-es-Salaam Stadium in Tanzania on July 13, 2017.

Goodison favourite and former England striker, Wayne Rooney played in the famous blue Everton colours, marking his return with a wonder goal for the opener.

Tuyisenge notched the equaliser for a 1-1 half-time score before Kieran McDowell scored a late winner for the Blues.

“We lost to Everton last time due to lack of confidence, we felt they were too big for us to tackle.

 “Since we have already taken the league, we have all the time to prepare and shape-up before departing for Goodison.

“I’m urging my fellow team-mates to keep focus because this game has the potential to open greater opportunities for us,” Tuyisenge underscored.

The striker, who is back from the United States where he went to grace his brother’s wedding, admitted they are trying to fill the void that was left by Meddie Kagere in the K’Ogalo’s striking force.

He urged the team’s loyal fans, the Green Army, not to worry about him as his contract extends to 2020.

While echoing Tuyisenge’s sentiments, Burundian international defender, Karim Nizigiyimana, said Gor would be out to make Kenya and the entire East Africa proud during the epic contest with Everton.

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Nizigiyimana also expelled rumors that he is in talks with Tanzanian giants, Yanga SC, insisting that he can never make such a move without informing officials at Gor.

“The club has done a lot for me. The team was with me through thick and thin during my injury.

“My salary was paid for one year without kicking a ball. The team catered for my medical expenses and surgeries.

“I feel this is the right time to pay back. It’s the reason I’m training hard to gain my fitness.

“I want to be the force to reckon with when we play Everton in November,” Nizigiyimana stressed.

Head coach, Dylan Kerr, said the trip to Merseyside would revolutionize football, not only in Kenya but in the entire East Africa.

“I’m excited to be leading the first African side to Goodison Park. It’s a great honor for me especially playing Everton, a team I competed against during my hey days,” Kerr highlighted.

“We are going to England to showcase Kenyan talent. We will use our remaining six matches in the SPL to step up our training ahead of the game.

“I have also talked to several scouts from Scotland who have promised to be there to watch Gor, among them former Liverpool FC captain and current Rangers FC coach, Steven Gerrard,” emphasized Kerr.

SportPesa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kelvin Twissa, extended an invite to Kenyans in Europe, calling on them to show huge support for Gor when they play one of the most seasoned clubs in the EPL.

“The tickets have been reasonably priced to ensure that we give as many people as possible the chance to witness Gor Mahia make history. It will be an exciting match for sure,” said Twissa.

According to hosts Everton, the match will kick-off at 10pm Kenyan time (+3GMT) with tickets retailing at £5 (KSh650) for adults and £1(KSh130) for under 18 and those over 65 years of age.

"All the proceeds will be channeled to the Everton in the Community (EITC),” Everton declared on their twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.