The Blues will become the first Premier League team to play in the African country where they will take on the winners of the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup.
Four teams from neighbouring Kenya's SportPesa Premier League will play off in a knockout competition against four teams from Ligu Kuu Bara, Tanzania's top division for the right to take on Everton in a special final.
The trip to Tanzania is part of the club's new shirt-sponsorship deal with SportPesa.
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1 Posted 25/05/2017 at 19:23:34
2 Posted 25/05/2017 at 19:25:32
3 Posted 25/05/2017 at 19:30:55
4 Posted 25/05/2017 at 19:54:33
Like Chang beer, we never seem get to get sponsored by brand that I want to use...
5 Posted 25/05/2017 at 20:12:31
6 Posted 25/05/2017 at 22:40:47
7 Posted 26/05/2017 at 04:01:24
9 Posted 26/05/2017 at 06:03:40
Tanzania what's the point?
10 Posted 26/05/2017 at 07:53:32
11 Posted 26/05/2017 at 09:41:45
Can't believe I've lived here now 4 years and when Everton come to visit I'm in Europe on holiday. FML!
Why come to Tanzania... couple reasons. Firstly upliftment. Clubs like to be seen to give back. It's not a hard flight to get here, play and return. Minimal time difference. So what's the big deal? Doesn't Africa deserve a tour?
The Premier League in Tanzania is a religion. I see many many Everton shirts being worn. Does surprise me. But people also wear shirts without actually supporting the team.
Secondly, I'm sure Sportpesa had something to do with it. There's a few million reasons there to bring it to the region. Must say I would have thought Nairobi would have been the venue of choice.
12 Posted 26/05/2017 at 10:39:45
13 Posted 26/05/2017 at 11:00:27
14 Posted 26/05/2017 at 15:50:40
Penalties don't count neither!
15 Posted 28/05/2017 at 08:47:06
16 Posted 28/05/2017 at 10:04:29
17 Posted 28/05/2017 at 19:30:14
I know it's not related to this story but it just shows there are Blues everywhere. Apparently, there are two more Evertonians on this ginormous ship. Check it out.
18 Posted 28/05/2017 at 19:40:43
The African dimension is very good news - a much more rooted and fruitful source of talent than, say, the US, Thailand or Australia. As you say, the continent is going to become ever more important.
I note what Eddie Dunn says about gambling, a human pleasure and a potential curse, in Tanzania, and we need to keep an eye on Sportpesa's performance. I would hope that our involvement with them, and their own business strategy, will mean that they don't exploit vulnerable people.
19 Posted 28/05/2017 at 20:26:31
This could be a shrewd move by the club as Africa has plenty of room for economic growth; however, it's got to be done right. We had a Thai beer sponsor for god knows how long and we didn't really get a foothold in Asia.
20 Posted 28/05/2017 at 20:57:03
21 Posted 28/05/2017 at 23:18:12
22 Posted 29/05/2017 at 19:27:23
23 Posted 06/06/2017 at 15:53:41
I'm seriously considering going out for the game. I've travelled widely but never in Africa. RwandAir are cheap but seem to be dodgy reviews around. I'd only have hand luggage so as long as they get me there and back...
Thinking of going out for 5/6 days based in Dar es Salaam and trying to pick up some tickets for the game. What do you think?
24 Posted 10/06/2017 at 17:52:53
Having lived and worked in Dar es Saleem for 3 years I can recommend the trip very safe and reasonably priced once there, but it may cost you bit on flights.
British Airways stopped flying direct some years ago. KLM is pretty good via Amsterdam. Kenyan Airways were my preference via Nairobi. Other choices are via the Middle East.
If you do go I'm sure David or myself could give you some recommendations (but NOT to the Q Bar as David suggests as it would give a whole new meaning to 'groin injury')!
25 Posted 11/06/2017 at 18:45:11
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