Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr, says the eagerly awaited international friendly match pitting the 17 time Kenyan Premier League champions against nine-time English top league victors Everton FC on November 6th at Goodison Park, will provide a flamboyant platform for ‘Kogallo’ players to showcase their talents to the world.
Flanked by Gor Mahia hitman Jacques Tuyisenge and defender Karim Nizigiyimana, Dylan Kerr said Gor Mahia will make history as the first African side to play at Goodison Park in England.
The Kenya champions got the nod to play English Premier League side on June 10th when they trounced Tanzanian Giants Simba SC 2-0 in the final of the 2018 Super Cup played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.
It will be the second encounter between the two clubs, the first a 2-1 loss for Gor Mahia at the Dar-es-Salaam national stadium in Tanzania on July 13th 2017.
In the run-up to the eagerly awaited clash ‘Kogallo’ has already wrapped up the SportPesa Premier League title with six games to spare.
Meanwhile, Spanish league organizers have asked for permission from the Spanish Football Federation to play one league game between Girona and champions Barcelona in Miami, United States at the Hard Rock Stadium on the 26th of January next year.
The request also follows a meeting held this week between representatives of La Liga and the Spanish footballer’s union AFE.
The AFE later said in a statement that the players will make a final decision on whether or not to play the game.
The game also needs to be approved by European football’s governing body Uefa as well as the United States’ soccer federation and the regional body, CONCACAF.