BY STEVE AYOO
Rwandese international Jacques Tuyisenge has completed his move to Angolan top division side Petro Atletico from Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia.
The Amavubi captain has been in Gor’s books since February 2016 when he signed from Police FC in a deal which was worth Ksh. 4 million, a fee which remains the largest paid by a Kenyan club for a player.
His signing was necessitated by the exits of former strikers Meddie Kagere and Michael Olunga.
Tuyisenge became a firm favorite of the Gor Mahia faithful as he kept his goals tally above all else at the club since he joined.
He played a key role in Gor Mahia’s march to the quarterfinals of the 2018-19 Caf Confederation Cup, netting five goals in the competition.
Although he didn’t come close to matching his goalscoring exploits of the 2018 season where he finished with 15 goals, Tuyisenge netted 8 league goals in the 2018-19 season, helping Gor Mahia retain the topflight title.
It was his lowest goals return in the league since joining the club in 2016 when he netted 10 goals, a fete he repeated the season after.
Petro Atletico are the most successful team in the Angolan topflight, commonly referred to as the Girabola, having won the 16-team league title on 15 occasions.
Their last title however came in 2009. They have finished runners up to Primeiro de Agosto in each of the last four seasons.