Following his switch from Premier League giants Manchester United to former club Everton, England striker Wayne Rooney is set to face Gor Mahia this week.

Gor Mahia, who unveiled their new coach Dylan Kerr on Sunday, are set to take on the English Premier League side at National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, July 13.

The friendly game is part of a new shirt sponsorship deal Everton signed with Sportpesa, which also sponsors K’ogallo.

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Rooney, 31, will be in the traveling squad to Dar es Salaam. According to Everton tv, he is looking forward to getting to know more of the squad on his maiden visit to the East African country.

“I’m looking forward to it – it should be a good trip,” Rooney told evertontv. “It’ll be nice and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch and get some game-time.

“It’ll be nice and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch and get some game-time.

“It’s good when you go away with the team. It’s good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more.

“I’ve never been to Tanzania before, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

Rooney signed a two-year deal with the club he first joined as a nine-year-old, before rising through the academy and becoming a first-team star from 2002-2004.