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Wayne Rooney may debut for Everton in Tanzania

By Editor   |   10 July 2017   |   2:49 pm  

Wayne Rooney

Returnee Everton player Wayne Rooney may debut for Everton in Tanzania when the Toffees meet Kenyan side Gor Mahia on Thursday.

The match is part of a shirt sponsorship deal Everton signed with Sportpesa, a Kenyan sport betting company, which also sponsors Gor Mahia.

Rooney completed a move back to his first club Everton on Sunday.

The 31-year-old -- who had become a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho last season -- signed a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee bringing the curtain down on 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.


Rooney -- whose move comes the day after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying their leading scorer Romelu Lukaku -- will hope the move also revives his international career which also stalled last season.

"It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened," he said in a statement to The Press Association.

"Thirteen years ago I went to United with the intention of winning trophies and I have been fortunate to be a part of one of the most successful periods in the club's history.

"I have come back to Everton because I believe (Everton manager) Ronald Koeman is building a team that can win something and I look forward to playing my part in making that a reality for the club I have supported since a boy."

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