Gor Mahia friendly set for 6 November

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 5comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have confirmed that the friendly match against Gor Mahia will be staged at Goodison Park on Tuesday 6 November.

Gor Mahia won the chance to play on the hallowed turf after defeating Tanzanian champions Simba SC to win the SportPesa Super Cup that was staged in Nakuru, Kenya, earlier in the summer.

At a time when sponsorship of Premier League football clubs by gambling interests is drawing more controversial attention, Everton have announced that "Tickets are priced at just £5 for adults and £1 for concessions, with all match proceeds being donated to Everton in the Community to enable the Club's official charity to continue its ground-breaking work across Merseyside and around the world."

The two teams played the corresponding fixture in Tanzania last year, with Everton winning 2-1.

 

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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 11/09/2018 at 18:42:57
What’s everyone’s guess here?

Mine is that the football people at Everton (Brands and Silva) got the board to postpone this friendly as they were concerned in pre-season that we weren’t ready for the new season and wanted a more competitive game. If so, it’s a reassuringly smart move.

As for the Africans, I feel sorry that they missed their big day on a weekend in the summer. Instead they get a rainy day in November (they’re all rainy days in November!). I hope we get a decent crowd for £5 a pop. I’ll certainly be going and giving the Africans a proper Goodison experience.

As for who will play? I expect an U23 side / those in need of a run out.

Tom Bowers
2 Posted 11/09/2018 at 19:05:37
How are Everton going to squeeze this in amid all the European games? LOL!
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 11/09/2018 at 19:55:05
Can't afford the £1 for this.
Derek Thomas
4 Posted 12/09/2018 at 01:35:39
I remember around 1954 that S. Liverpool played a 'Nigerian Select' team to Inaugurate their new flood lights. On a cold brisk November night the Nigerians amazed all by playing in bare feet, with about 13,000 squashed in to the small Holly Park ground next to Allerton Station, where that South Parkway thing is now.

They also played a Puskas select 11 around 1970-71, iirc, somebody just asked him to turn up and he said yeah why not. Saw the great man (very great by then, talking michellin man great) slot a penalty with consumate ease.

Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 12/09/2018 at 04:26:48
Derek(#4); Only the other day I recalled seeing Dixie Dean kick off a charity game at Holly Park but can't remember exactly when but some time in the mid-late '60s.

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