In the late 80s and early 90s, Peter Dawo was the defining striker that Gor Mahia looked to for salvation when it came to facing the continent’s most formidable defences.
His tally of 14 goals in continental competitions is testament to his ability on the big stage.
Since his retirement, questions have been asked whether we will ever see another one of his calibre.
Up steps Jacques Tuyisenge… While his goal against Petro is perhaps his most important goal for the club to date, the big no.9 has proved his consistency on the continent with 10 goals to his name and only the great Peter Dawo has scored more on this stage.
The same Gor Mahia have had past generations mention the likes of Sammy Onyango Jogoo, Hesbon Omollo and Peter Dawo as legendary goal-scorers for the club is the way this generation will mention Tuyisenge in the future.
Not many of us have witnessed a striker score over 50 goals for the club.
Meanwhile, Gor Mahia fans have always bragged as being the trendsetters in football locally and the Club’s Quartefinal’s spot in the CAF Confederations Cup will be another milestone for the fans.
The first team in the country to get to a continental final, the first team in the country to win a continental trophy, the first team in the country to qualify for the group stage in the reshaped format and now the first team from the country to qualify out of the group stages…there’s no better time to be a Gor Mahia fan.