Wayne Rooney, the record goal scorer for the English national team and the former captain for Manchester United may be in the squad that will face Kenya soccer powerhouse Gor Mahia in Tanzania this month.

Wayne Rooney, who has just completed his move to Everton from Manchester United has Kenyans wagging their tongues in delight of the pre-season fixture scheduled for Thursday July 13.

This, after Gor Mahia won the SportPesa SuperCup against their archrivals AFC Leopards in an entertaining final dubbed “The Mashemeji Derby”

The winner of the tournament is scheduled to face Everton FC and Rooney may feature in the pre-season friendly against K’ogalo.

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Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16.

He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League once, the FIFA Club World Cup once, the FA Community Shield four times, the Football League Cup thrice, the FA Cup once and the UEFA Europa League once.

“It’s a great feeling to be back. I’m excited, I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I’m ecstatic – I just cannot wait to get back playing.


“I’m excited, and I’m excited by the signings that the Club have made. This club is moving forward. This football club should be winning trophies and we’re taking huge steps to being involved and trying to win trophies.

Meanwhile, the internet has gone crazy after Wayne Rooney broke the news of his excitement to be back at Everton FC on his official social media handles with thousands of fans wishing him well



Excited to be back at @everton. Can’t wait to meet up with Ronald Koeman and the lads! #EFC ?

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It’s going to be a fantastic match this Thursday and hundreds of Kenyans are already making travel plans to watch this game, thanks to SportPesa.

…so, what are your predictions on the outcome?