Wayne Rooney’s first appearance back in an Everton shirt looks like it could happen in Tanzania when the English Premier League club take on Kenyan side Gor Mahia on Thursday.
Rooney returned to the club where he first hit the headlines as a 16-year-old this weekend after 13 years with Manchester United.
Rooney says he is looking forward to his first ever trip to Tanzania.
He told the Everton website that he is hopeful of getting “on the pitch and get some game-time”.
He also sees it is an opportunity of getting to know his new team-mates:
“It’s good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more.”
The trip is part of the deal that Everton signed with the Kenyan-based betting company Sportpesa, who are now on the front of their shirts.
Sportpesa also back Gor Mahia, who won a mini-tournament featuring teams from Kenya and Tanzania for the right to play Everton.