Everton have confirmed that the friendly match against Gor Mahia will be staged at Goodison Park on Tuesday 6 November.
Gor Mahia won the chance to play on the hallowed turf after defeating Tanzanian champions Simba SC to win the SportPesa Super Cup that was staged in Nakuru, Kenya, earlier in the summer.
At a time when sponsorship of Premier League football clubs by gambling interests is drawing more controversial attention, Everton have announced that "Tickets are priced at just £5 for adults and £1 for concessions, with all match proceeds being donated to Everton in the Community to enable the Club's official charity to continue its ground-breaking work across Merseyside and around the world."
The two teams played the corresponding fixture in Tanzania last year, with Everton winning 2-1.
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1 Posted 11/09/2018 at 18:42:57
Mine is that the football people at Everton (Brands and Silva) got the board to postpone this friendly as they were concerned in pre-season that we werent ready for the new season and wanted a more competitive game. If so, its a reassuringly smart move.
As for the Africans, I feel sorry that they missed their big day on a weekend in the summer. Instead they get a rainy day in November (theyre all rainy days in November!). I hope we get a decent crowd for £5 a pop. Ill certainly be going and giving the Africans a proper Goodison experience.
As for who will play? I expect an U23 side / those in need of a run out.
2 Posted 11/09/2018 at 19:05:37
3 Posted 11/09/2018 at 19:55:05
4 Posted 12/09/2018 at 01:35:39
They also played a Puskas select 11 around 1970-71, iirc, somebody just asked him to turn up and he said yeah why not. Saw the great man (very great by then, talking michellin man great) slot a penalty with consumate ease.
6 Posted 12/09/2018 at 04:26:48
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