Everton V Gor mahia results and postmatch analysis
Everton FC V Gor Mahia FC
Wayne Rooney, 35 Jacques Tuyisenge 37
Kieran Dowell, 82
13th July, 2017
By Media Critic
For many decades African soccer clubs have had very minimal if not zero encounters against big English clubs such as the likes of Everton and Hull city. Thanks to sports betting companies like Sportpesa, African soccer is currently taking an international twist. I must say this was a very interesting pre-season match today for Everton and Gormahia fans. Aired live via Supersport 3, soccer fans who couldn't travel to Tanzania were thoroughly entertained for 96 minutes of the game. With Lukaku leaving for Machester United and Wayne Rooney coming back to his former club, Everton, he trully was the man of the day. He scored the first goal for Everton. This club is ranked no 7 in the Premier League and it plays fantastic football.
Gor Mahia is not a club to mess with either as it is currently the best in Kenya and is in very good form. I was surprised to hear some soccerpunters claiming that Everton will maintain a 4-0 clean sheet against Gor Mahia the same way they predicted the outcome of Hull city v Sportpesa all stars match. Actually both teams saw the back of the net like in the Gor Mahia v Everton match. Just like the Sportpesa all stars, Gor Mahia maintained a 1-1 stalemate until the 83rd Minute, when Everton's Kieran Dowell netted a second goal. We need to note that none of these two clubs had home advantage.
Its now evident that African teams have a lot of potential in them, probably what they lack is proper motivation. Most of these players are really underpayed yet they strive to impress their fans by playing fantastic football. Its my humble request for the African governments to put aside politics and invest in soccer as it will not only earn revenue and change the African attitude towards sports, but also create job opportunities for young people in Africa. With little attitude and policy adjustments, the future is certainly bright for African soccer.
Congratulations Everton and Gor mahia!