Rooney handed a Kenyan kick-starter
Wayne Rooney will make his first appearance back in an Everton shirt in the club’s friendly against Kenyan side Gor Mahia in Tanzania on Thursday.
Toffees manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed all players making the trip to East Africa will feature for at least 45 minutes in the match.
“I’m looking forward to it — it should be a good trip,” the former England captain Rooney told evertontv. His return to his boyhood club was confirmed last weekend when he signed a two-year contract to end his 13-year stay at Manchester United.
Everton has shelled out around $128 million in a summer spending spree, but captain Phil Jagielka singled out Rooney’s capture as a “bit special”.