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November 15, 2018

Raila invites Premiership side Everton to Kenya next year

Gor Mahia’s Shafik Batambuze challenges Everton’s Cenk Tusn / COURTESY
Gor Mahia’s Shafik Batambuze challenges Everton’s Cenk Tusn / COURTESY
Kenya has extend an invitation to English Premier League side Everton to considering visiting the country during their off season next year.
Former Prime Minister and Gor patron Raila Odinga said they have requested Everton to tour Kenya not only to play with Gor but also give a chance to other local clubs.
“We were welcomed by the Everton management the best way they know how and had health discussion and we requested them to  visit Kenya and play on our home soil. However, we have to invest in facilities and academies if we dare dream to be like teams in Europe. Gor performed well and they just need to work on some department s and they will be good to go,” said Odinga.
He added: “We have strenthen our league because its through clubs that national teams are drafted. I hope the national team will qualify for Africa Cup of Nations as this will improve our rankings hence the players will get a chance to play in Europe,” said Odinga.
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri asked government and stakeholders to come on board and help in bridging the gap between Kenya and Europe.
“We can’t do it alone. Other stakeholders must come on board so that we can work towards bridging the gap,” he said.
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