Everton will host the record Kenyan champions on November 6 at the Goodison Park, but Gor Mahia will be heading into the match with vengeance written all over their face, having lost to a Wayne Rooney inspire Everton in Tanzania, July 2017.
Tuyisenge canceled out Rooney’s opener just two minutes later after the former Manchester United striker had given Everton the lead in the 35th minute with a long-range shot in Dar es Salaam.
The Rwandan international now believes that K'Ogalo have come of age and will pick a victory against ‘The Toffees’, who beat them 2-1 in the first-ever meeting between both sides.
Asked whether he thinks he can score against Everton again, Tuyisenge said: “Every game is different, but as I’ve said, we must pick a win at Goodison Park. I'm one of the strikers, so we must score goals."
Tuyisenge admitted that he is yet to recover fully but remained hopeful that he will be fit to face the English Premier League side. “I have not fully recovered, but am almost there. Treatment is going on well and I hope I’ll be ready by November.”
Tuyisenge will be missing a key figure, his former attacking partner, Meddie Kagere, when he lines up against Everton, but that is not much of a problem to the goal poacher.
“Meddie was so important for us (Gor Mahia) and it’s not easy to find a perfect replacement for a player of his caliber. He left before we won the league. What we did as strikers (when he left), was to help the team win the KPL title so that it doesn’t look like his exit affected the team."
Kagere left Gor Mahia for Simba SC in July 2018. Gor Mahia versus Everton match will be a historic one in that it will be the first time a club from East Africa is playing in the UK soil.