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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gor Mahia Jet Off To Tanzania Ahead Of Everton Friendly

Gor Mahia players jetted off to Tanzania Tuesday morning ahead of their historic friendly match against English side, Everton.

The 15-time record Kenyan Premier League winners will become the first Kenyan side to play an EPL club on Thursday July 13th, when they take on the Ronald Koeman led side.

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The Green army will take on Everton after winning the inaugural Sportpesa Super cup played in Tanzania, earning them the right to take on the Premier League team.

They beat bitter rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 with second-half goals from Timothy Otieno, Oliver Maloba and John Ndirangu in the finals.

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The match comes just days after England and Manchester United all time goalscorer, Wayne Rooney returned to the club, his boyhood club after 13 years at Manchester United.

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Kogalo players now have a once in a lifetime chance to tackle one of the best strikers England has ever produced, at the 60,000-seater Tanzania National Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the club’s trip to Tanzania, Rooney said he is looking forward to getting to play with his new team mates as well touring the East African country for the first time ever.

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“I’m looking forward to it – it should be a good trip,” he told evertontv. “It’ll be nice and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch and get some game-time.

“It’s good when you go away with the team. It’s good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more.

“I’ve never been to Tanzania before, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

Photo Credits: Gor Mahia

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