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.