Everton to face SportPesa Super Cup winners

Thursday, 24 May, 2018 5comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton will play the winners of the second SportPesa Super Cup that kicks off in Kenya in 10 days' time.

Eight clubs from Kenya and Tanzania will contest the cup between 3 and 10 June with the final to be played at the Kasarani Stadium in Kasarani, Kenya.

The holders, Gor Mahia, whom Everton played in their first ever friendly on African soil last summer, will be joined by AFC Leopards, Kakamega Homeboyz and Kariobangi Sharks from Kenya.

Tanzania, meanwhile, will be represented by Simba, Yanga, Singida and JKU.

The winners of the tournament will face Everton at Goodison Park at a date to be determined later this year.  

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 24/05/2018 at 20:31:20
Great on the eventual African club winner, they'll be eager to play in Goodison Park – let me guess: first ever African club to play at GP? Anyways, looking forward to the first few pre-season games, hope to see some more of Klaassen, filling Rooney's spot.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 25/05/2018 at 11:13:57
I hadn't noticed that this was at Goodison Park when I first read it, I thought it was in Africa again. I think that's a good move by the club.

Hopefully tickets are suitably priced and we can get a large crowd to show the Africans a sample of what Goodison can be. I hope they enjoy their big day out and this goes further towards establishing Everton on the African continent.

Matthew Williams
3 Posted 25/05/2018 at 15:21:48
I just hope we don't treat this like the League Cup or we might as well not show up for it!
Drew O'Neall
4 Posted 27/05/2018 at 16:18:17
Teams sound like they were named by the local Powerleague managers.
Martin Reppion
5 Posted 29/05/2018 at 10:34:04
Good Point, Matthew (#3),

Too often in recent years, pre-season games have borne no relation to the football or the line-up we would be looking to start the season proper with.

After this season, it is essential that we take pre-season seriously and show intent from day one. This will get the fans back on board and start us on the road back to recovery.

I accept that all the squad need game time and those going to Russia need some rest. But, we must make a statement in the late July/August friendlies to show the direction we are going.

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