Gor Mahia win trip to play at Goodison Park

Sunday, 10 June, 2018 2comments  |  Jump to last

Kenyan side, Gor Mahia, retained the SportPesa Super Cup with a 2-0 victory over Simba SC on Sunday to claim a trip to Goodison Park where they will play Everton.

In addition to winning the trip to England, Gor Mahia also earned the US$30,000 in prize money.

Everton defeated Gor Mahia in Dar es Salaam last summer, the first time they had played in Africa, as part of their pre-season fixture list. The date of the match this summer has still to be announced.

 

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 10/06/2018 at 18:03:17
There will be a story to tell right there in the books. Happy for both Everton and Gor Mahia.
Amit Vithlani
3 Posted 18/06/2018 at 21:58:05
As a Kenyan, unbelievable that Gor are playing at Goodison. I will try and get to the game.

Gor are the Manchester United of Kenya. They had a long running rivalry with AFC Leopards, which dissipated due to a chaotic administration of the local league.

In 1987 they won the Africa Cup Winners Cup beating Esperance from Tunisia. For a country with a poor footballing tradition, it was a monumental achievement.

Interestingly, their rivals, AFC Leopards were sponsored by Crown Paints in the mid 1980s and I recall they invited a few Red Shite players from that era for coaching clinics.

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