An Everton fans’ travel guide to Kenya
Get the biggest Everton FC stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersIntrepid Evertonians could be treated to a pre season trip with a difference this summer following the announcement that the Blues are to return to East Africa some two years after their historic debut match in the region.As part of their sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa, Everton became the first Premier League side to visit East Africa in canada goose uk shop July 2017 as, on what proved to canada goose outlet store be a goalscoring return for Prodigal Son Wayne Rooney, they defeated Nairobi based Gor Mahia 2 1 at the Tanzania National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.Clubs from the region win the right to face the Blues through playing an eight team canada goose outlet uk tournament called the SportPesa Cup and after also winning the second edition, Gor Mahia made the ground breaking journey to Canada Goose Parka Goodison Park in November last year.With the fixture played in between two Premier League games against Brighton Hove Albion and Chelsea, a largely second string home side nevertheless triumphed Canada Goose Jackets 4 0 canada goose clearance sale against canada goose outlet nyc the Kenyan Premier League champions in was proved to be a canada goose store farewell match on home soil for their departing Yorkshire born manager Dylan Kerr.However, with fellow Kenyans Kariobangi Sharks having taken the honours in the third edition of the SportPesa Cup back in January, with a 1 0 victory over canada goose outlet Mombasa Bandari in the final, Everton will have a new opponent to tackle.Here a closer look at who the Blues are playing and what fans should look out canada goose outlet for if planning to travel to the game.Who are uk canada goose outlet Kariobangi Sharks? Unlike Everton previous SportPesa Trophy opponents Gor Mahia, who have won the Kenyan Premier League a record 17 times, the Sharks, whose traditional colours are yellow and canada canada goose factory sale goose outlet online uk green, are relative new kids on the block.Only founded in 2000, they canada goose outlet sale are yet to win any major honours.The club reached the top flight in Kenya in 2017 and finished sixth in the 18 team Premier League in 2018.Although the Kariobangi district from which the club take their name is a low income residential estate in canada goose outlet store uk the northeastern suburbs of Nairobi, the team now use the the 10,000 capacity Kenyatta Stadium canada goose outlet jackets in the 150,000 canada goose black friday sale population town of Machakos 38 miles south east of the capital city for their regular home matches while they have also used the 5,000 canada goose outlet capacity Narok Stadium.First opened in 1987, the 60,000 capacity venue canada goose outlet toronto factory was closed between 2010 12 for major renovations.Since December 2013 the venue has been known as Safaricom Stadium Kasarani for sponsorship reasons and the complex also includes a 5,000 capacity indoor arena; Olympic swimming pool and 108 room stadium hotel.What do visitors travelling to Kenya need to know?You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. To minimise time spent queuing at the airport, get a visa before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz visa, at the Kenya High Commission in London.Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Kenya. The Inspector General of the Kenyan Police has called on the public to adopt a higher level of vigilance and report any suspicious goose outlet canada people or activity straight away.Our summer of June, July and August are actually Canada Goose Coats On Sale the coldest months in Kenya capital which has a subtropical highland climate with an altitude of 1795 metres (5889 ft).Evenings can be cool at that time of year, dropping to just 9C (48F) but daytime temperatures are usually in the low 20s.