Rooney on target as Everton beat Gor Mahia in friendly

A fan runs onto the pitch to hug Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney (C) on July 13, 2017, during a match against Gor Mahia at the SportsPesa Super Cup. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Dar es salaam, TANZANIA: Fifteen-time Kenyan champions Gor Mahia showed a brave performance despite losing 2-1 to Everton in their ground breaking friendly match played in Tanzania on Thursday.

England captain Wayne Rooney opened the scoring with a 30-yard strike putting Everton on the lead before Rwandan international Jacques Tuyisenge levelled for Gor Mahia.

Despite being underrated ahead of the match, Gor Mahia proved its worth holding Everton for the better part of the clash only for substitute Kieran Dowell to score the winner after the restart.

This is the first time in history that Gor Mahia lost to an English opponent, having previously won once and drew twice.

Meanwhile there was drama when Football fans were treated to a hilarious spectacle during the Gor Mahia match against English Premier League outfit Everton after a fan grabbed the opportunity to run and hug former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.

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