The government of Tanzania has asked SportPesa Limited to organise a friendly match between Everton and Young Africans or Simba SC on July 12 at the National Stadium.
This comes in the wake of reports that newly crowned SportPesa Super Cup champions Gor Mahia want next month’s friendly match against Everton to be held in Nairobi instead of Dar es Salaam as announced earlier.
Director of Sports Development in the ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Yusuph Singo confirmed that yesterday that they would like to see the English Premier League side face one of the country’s football heavyweights in the city next month.
“We have asked them (SportPesa Limited) to organise a special friendly match between Simba and Yanga later this month or early next month,” Singo said.
“If all goes well, the winner of the match will confront Everton FC at the National Stadium.
“I am sure many local soccer fans would like to see the English Premier League team face one of the top teams in the country,” he said.
However, SportPesa Tanzania director of Administration, Tarimba Abbas said yesterday that they were yet to officially receive the request when contacted for comment.