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Everton and Gor Mahia to play for charity

Kenya Premier league (KPL) champions Gor Mahia will be making history when they face English Premier League (EPL) side Everton at Goodson Park on November 6th.

This will be the first time for any African team to play at Goodson Park as the proceeds from the match will go to the Everton In The Community Charity.

Gor Mahia will be playing against Everton for the second time, first during last year’s meeting in Tanzania’s National stadium and now the 6th tie.

Everton is sponsored by Sportpesa, the gaming firm same as Gor Mahia but the latter qualified after winning the Sportpesa Super Cup title held at Afraha stadium in Nakuru when they trounced Simba SC 2-0 ina final match.

According to Everton who will host the first African side at Goodison, the match will kick-off at 10pm Kenyan time (+3GMT) with tickets retailing at £5 (KSh650) for adults and £1(KSh130) for under 18 and those over 65 years of age.

“All the proceeds will be channeled to the Everton in the Community (EITC),” Everton declared on their twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.

In May, K’Ogalo took on English Football League Championship (second division) side, Hull City FC at MISC Kasarani where the visitors edged the Kenyan side 4-3 on penalties after a pulsating 0-0 draw in regular time.

That game shattered attendance records for Kenyan football, with the stadium filling up for the first time since 1997 when Harambee Stars played Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in a 1998 World Cup qualifier.

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