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"It'll be nice and hopefully I'll get on the pitch and get some game-time".

The trip will celebrate Everton's Club-record partnership with gaming giant SportPesa.

In the end, Wayne Rooney is not a player who will accept a place on the bench, and that ultimately led to him deciding to return to the place where it all began.

Upon touching down at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, Everton were accorded a rousing welcome as business came to a stand still with English legend Rooney adding to the star-studded visit of the nine-time English league winners. This, as they trooped to the National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam on Thursday morning.

Carrick has claimed the Champions League, FA Cup and FIFA Club World Cup during an illustrious career and said he was delighted to be named club captain.

Having travelled overnight to watch the historic match, the Green Army hardly looked worse for wear, with their energy reverberating across the streets of the Tanzanian capital as the Mayienga made its way to the battle ground.

"We will try and contain our excitement, and play the best we can".

Ross Barkley will play no part in Everton's pre-season tour, with a new contract still to be signed.

He will be making his very first appearance since returning to Everton.

Upon arrival at the airport, the team went to a hotel in the capital where they engaged in traditional cooking lessons with Tanzanian chefs. Kagere was a bit injured not to mention George Odhiambo "Blackberry" who was not in his top form.

The former Man United and French global has little to prove on the pitch following his stellar career, while he spends much of his time posting uplifting and heartfelt messages on Instagram.

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