This is huge fam, and we cannot keep calm! Yesterday we reported that Wayne Rooney could be playing against Gor Mahia this week. Well it has been confirmed by the man himself.
Rooney completed his transfer to Everton this past Sunday. This means he will be in the squad that will play Gor.
The pre-season fixture is scheduled for this Thursday, July 13th.
Rooney says he is looking forward to his first ever trip to Tanzania.
He told the Everton website that he is hopeful of getting “on the pitch and get some game-time”.
He also sees it is an opportunity of getting to know his new team-mates:
It’s good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more.”
The trip is part of the deal that Everton signed with the Kenyan-based betting company Sportpesa, who are now on the front of their shirts.
Sportpesa also back Gor Mahia, who won a mini-tournament featuring teams from Kenya and Tanzania for the right to play Everton.
Keep it here for all the details on this.