Former Kariobangi Sharks defender admits of fearing the Gor Mahia duo of Tuyisenge and Kagere
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Former Kariobangi Sharks defender admits of fearing the Gor Mahia duo of Tuyisenge and Kagere

Former Kariobangi Sharks defender Wycliffe Onyango has opened up on coming up against the partnership of Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere at Gor Mahia.

Onyango was part of the Sharks team that helped the team to promotion into the Kenyan Premier League and according to the player who is currently in the books of Nairobi City Stars, the duo was relentless every time they were on the pitch.

“I would say the combination of (Meddie) Kagere and (Jacques) Tuyisenge was hot. Those guys were relentless. They chased every ball for the entirety of the game. They never gave you space to breathe as they were constantly pressing and making those runs into the spaces behind. You had to be alert for the whole ninety minutes when playing against them,” Onyango told City Stars, website team.

The defender further opened up on how he struggled with an injury that forced him out of action for a season after leaving Sharks.

“It was an injury-enforced break. I sat it out for a whole season doing rehabilitation. Thank God it was a short season. But it was a very tough time for me. Working alone is very difficult especially for us footballers as we are used to a team set up and working in a group all the time.

“Thankfully, City Stars had faith in me and gave me an opportunity even though I wasn’t even at 100% when I joined. The coach was patient with me. Something that I am very grateful for,” he added.

The defender who has formed a formidable partnership with former AFC Leopards defender Abdalla Shittu will hope that they can continue with the same outing when they return to the KPL next season.