Despite the fact that Kenyan Gor Mahia lost to Premier League side Everton FC 1-2, it marked a perfect way to showcase for Jacques Tuyisenge who was playing up front.
The match was a pre-season friendly game played on Thursday between Everton and Kenya’s Gor Mahia away in Tanzania.
Manchester United Player Wayne Rooney now with his former Everton opened the scores with an arching 30-yard right-footed strike to beat the Gor Mahia goalkeeper in his top right-hand corner to push his side ahead in the 35th minute.
However, his joy was short lived as Rwandan striker Tuyisenge equalized with a near-post header two minutes later.
Rooney departed at half-time as manager Ronald Koeman made 11 changes, having given new signing Davy Klaassen 45 minutes, with winger Aaron Lennon making his first appearance since February 11.
Kieran Dowell hit the crossbar from a short free-kick before moments later, nine minutes from time; he smashed home a left-footed effort from 25 yards to secure a 2-1 win.
Everton FC picked up a hard earn 2-1 victory before the full-time whistle was blown at the National Stadium in Tanzania, meaning a winning start to pre-season for Everton and a perfect way to showcase for Tuyisenge who snatched a goal for his side.