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Wayne Rooney and Everton Get a Grand Reception in Tanzania

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is part of Everton’s team that arrived in Dar es Salaam ahead of a friendly with Gor Mahia.

The 31-year-old made after an emotional return to the Toffees, after a thirteen-year absence and he’s excited to get back into action with his boyhood club and get to know the boys better.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I’m looking forward to it – it should be a good trip, it’ll be nice and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch and get some game-time.[/perfectpullquote]

“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,” he told Everton FC.



Rooney resumed training on Monday at Everton’s Finch Farm training base and might be part of Everton’s first pre-season match against SportPesa Super Cup winners, Gor Mahia.

Rooney signed a two-year deal with the side earlier this week and will take home £150,000 a week, half of what he got at Manchester United. He joined the side as a nine-year-old and left in 2014 to join Sir Alex Ferguson.

The trip is meant to celebrate Everton’s record-club partnership with gaming giant SportPesa, who will be branded across on the new home and away shirts for the upcoming campaign.

The recently launched SportPesa Tanzania is hoping Everton’s visit inspires the next generation of its Premier League and Ligu Kuu Bara stars.




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