The Congolese-born Rwandan International landed at the Julius Nyerere Airport in the city at 4:15 aboard RwandAir to great reception from hundreds of Yanga supporters. Speaking to reporters after landing down in Dar es Salaam, Twite said he was happy about the reception he got from Yanga supporters and promised that he won’t let them down, saying he has come to Tanzania to play football.
“What I can say is that I’m grateful for this reception and I promise Yanga I will make them happy, I’m not talkative, but man of action,” he said. “I saw Yanga in Rwanda and it is a big team with so many good players, so I believe I’m joining the top club in Tanzania.
“Yanga is a massive club which has a high profile, and I am looking forward to winning more trophies with this team.” Twite first joined up with his new teammates while on pre-season tour of Rwanda but the no nonsense defender was not part of the Yanga squad, which returned home earlier this week as he remained in Kigali to finalize his travelling arrangement.
Enthusiastic Yanga supporters, carrying trumpets and drums packed the airport such that they even blocked the arrivals gate, forcing Twite to use Gate No 1, formerly used by VIPs. He was received outside the airport by Yanga officials, led by General Secretary, Celestine Mwesiga, spokesperson Louis Sendeu as well as executive committee members namely Seif Mohammed ‘Magari’ and club’s Trustee Francis Kifukwe.
Soon after storming out, Twite was presented with a number 4 jersey bearing the name of Simba Chairman Ismael Aden Rage.
The Yanga supporters aimed the taunt at Rage after beating off stiff competition from archrivals Simba to Mbuyu’s signature. The former APR defender had initially signed for Simba before changing up his mind after being persuaded by Yanga.
Twite was driven straight to the club’s headquarters at Jangwani Street aboard a mini-bus. He is expected to join his teammates on Friday. Twite, who has been one of APR’s best signing in the club’s history, joined Yanga in a reported deal estimated to be around USD 50,000.