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We’re not underdogs, Gor Mahia warn Everton ahead of friendly match

Gor Mahia players were on Sunday handed a historic chance to play against English Premier League club Everton.

The Merseyside club on Sunday confirmed the friendly match scheduled for July 13 in Tanzania.

The match will be part of the English team’s preparations for the 2017/2018 season and will be staged at the 60,000 seater National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 13.

“I have just seen the Tweet from Everton. We are excited to the there to play. It will be a great and historic event and we are looking forward to it. Please tell the world that Gor Mahia are not underdogs heading into that match,” Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier told Nairobi News.

The announcement was made barely minutes after Gor Mahia thrashed Leopards 3-0 to win the SportPesa Super Cup tournament at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar.

Gor, the multiple Kenyan champions, and Everton are both bankrolled by giant gaming firm SportPesa, in the capacity as the jersey sponsors.

This will be the first time the Ronald Koemen managed team, which boasts the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka, are playing a match in East Africa.