Everton’s ambassador and former player Steven Pienaar has revealed his expectations ahead of the Sunday clash against KPL side Kariobangi Sharks.
Everton are set to make their maiden visit to Kenya on 7th July to play 2019 SportPesa Cup winners, Kariobangi Sharks.
The showpiece event will feature Everton’s stars alongside budding SportPesa Premier League talents.
Ahead of the clash, Steven Pienaar could not hide his joy and admiration for Kenya and Africa as a whole.
“I’m excited to be here and come here on behalf of Everton. I’m looking forward to the next couple of days and meeting the lovely people of Kenya. With the team coming soon, I’m looking forward to the whole weekend,” Pienaar told Sportpesa News.
“African people are warm, especially in East Africa and it’s always nice to be in the motherland. I’m glad a Premier League club can come to Africa to share the excitement. People do not come to Europe to see the players so it is a great opportunity for the club to come here and the country to see them play.”
Former Everton star Leon Osman will also be attending the pre-season match.
The Blues are expected to wear their new home kit on Sunday.
Kariobangi Sharks booked the Everton date after beating another KPL side Bandari at the Sportpesa Super Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Regular tickets for the clash are on sale at SportPesa shops in Nairobi CBD and TRM for Ksh100. Vip Tickets go for Ksh1000.