Post by Everton News. on May 24, 2018 22:56:05 GMT
The second SportPesa Super Cup gets underway in Kenya on 3 June - with the tournament winners set to face Everton at Goodison Park.
The Blues will host the successful side in England later this year, having faced inaugural Super Cup winners Gor Mahia in Tanzania in 2017.
Eight clubs from Kenya and Tanzania will contest the Super Cup between 3-10 June, with the final to be played at the Kasarani Stadium in Kasarani, Kenya.
Holders Gor Mahia will be joined by fellow Kenyan sides AFC Leopards, Kakamega Homeboyz and Kariobangi Sharks in the tournament. Tanzania’s Simba, Yanga, Singida and Zanzibar champions JKU make up the rest of the teams in the competition.
Everton defeated Gor Mahia 2-1 last summer courtesy of goals from Wayne Rooney and Kieran Dowell.
African gaming giant SportPesa is the Main Principal Partner of Everton Football Club and, since the company’s inception in 2014, they have seen dramatic growth as they have quickly established themselves as a significant investor and operator in the online gaming industry.
As Africa’s leading sports gaming platform, SportPesa has become known as a ‘super brand’ in the continent and is changing lives by accelerating development through sports and well-structured community initiatives.
The details of the fixture against the SportPesa Super Cup winners will be announced on evertonfc.com in due course.
Post by Everton News. on Jun 10, 2018 20:36:07 GMT
Everton will welcome Gor Mahia FC to Goodison Park following their victory in the SportPesa Super Cup final.
In a closely contested final at the Afraha Stadium in Kenya, Gor Mahia FC earned the right to face the Blues as they emerged victorious from the eight-team tournament and defended their SportPesa Super Cup title after defeating Simba SC from Tanzania 2-0 in the competition finale.
A date and time for the fixture at Goodison Park is yet to be confirmed but the clash is a repeat of when the Blues took on the Kenyan Premier League Champions in July 2017 in Tanzania.
The Toffees travelled to East Africa last year to face the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup winners in a fixture that saw Everton overcome Gor Mahia 2-1, courtesy of goals from Wayne Rooney and Kieran Dowell.
Full fixture and ticketing details for the visit of Gor Mahia will be released in due course.
The highly billed friendly match between Kenyan champions Gor Mahia against English side Everton is unlikely to be played this year, Nairobi News understands. Giant gaming firm SportPesa, which incidentally is the jersey sponsors for both clubs, are involved in organizing this match. The firm's chief executive Ronald Karauri told to Nairobi News arrangements are ongoing and an announcement will be made soon.
"We are working with Everton to get the best possible date and will announce in the coming week," Karauri said.
However, with the English Premier League officially kicking off on August 10, a day before Everton face Wolves away in their first match of the campaign, sources has revealed that it is highly unlikely the Merseyside club will schedule a friendly match in between the grueling league season.
Gor Mahia will travel to England to face Everton in an eagerly anticipated friendly match at Goodison Park on either November 7 or 8.
This was confirmed on Thursday by the two clubs and their sponsor, giant gaming firm SportPesa, who are the match organisers.
"Marco Silva's Everton side will welcome Kenyan SportPesa Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC at Goodison Park later this year following the African club's victory in the SportPesa Super Cup final in June," the English Premier League said in a statement.
Post by Everton News. on Aug 17, 2018 23:06:06 GMT
Marco Silva’s Everton side will welcome Kenyan SportPesa Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC to Goodison Park later this year following the African club's victory in the SportPesa Super Cup final in June.
The match, which will see Everton and their visitors vie for the SportPesa Trophy, will be staged on either Tuesday, November 6 or Wednesday, November 7, with the exact date to be determined in due course.
Gor Mahia beat Simba SC Tanzania 2-0 in the final of the eight-team SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Kenya.
Having retained the trophy they won in 2017, Gor Mahia will travel to England to play Everton, with the historic fixture at Goodison poised to mark the first occasion an East African club side has contested a match in the UK.
Everton travelled to Tanzania in July 2017 to face inaugural SportPesa Super Cup winners Gor Mahia in a game the Blues won 2-1.
While in Tanzania the Blues, alongside SportPesa, won hearts and minds in the region when they participated in a range of promotional and charitable activities across Dar es Salaam.
Global gaming giant SportPesa is the Main Principal Partner of Everton Football Club. The company has grown dramatically since its inception in 2014 and quickly established itself as a significant investor and operator in the online gaming industry, as well as setting up its European HQ in Liverpool.
As Africa’s leading sports gaming platform, SportPesa has acquired the status of a ‘super brand’ on the continent and is changing lives by accelerating development through sports and well-structured community initiatives.
Tickets for Everton's meeting with Gor Mahia will be available to purchase in early October.