EPL in Africa Everton to play pre-season game in Tanzania

The Merseyside-based side will become the first Premier League side to play in Tanzania

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play Everton's Tanzania trip is to celebrate their recent deal with SportPesa
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The English Premier League will be coming to Africa this summer.

Everton, who finished the 2016/17 season in 7th, will be visiting Tanzania to play a pre-season game in July.

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The trip is being organized to celebrate The Toffees' new title sponsorship deal with SportPesa.

Everton signed a club-record multi-year deal to make the sports betting giants their main shirt sponsor earlier this month.

 

Coach Ronald Koeman's side will play at Tanzania's 60,000-capacity National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam on Thursday 13 July, against the winner of the inaugural SportPesa Cup, which is a an eight-team tournament between clubs in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Everton will thus become the first Premier League club to play in the East African country.

SportPesa was first launched in Kenya three years ago and is the title sponsor of the Kenyan Premier League.

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