Everton's Yannick Bolasie receives incredible reception in Tanzania

Everton's Yannick Bolasie receives incredible reception in Tanzania

Everton's Yannick Bolasie receives incredible reception in Tanzania

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.

England and Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer will be part of the first Premier League team to play in eastern Africa.

Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez will pull on an Everton shirt for the first time. He will bring a leader's mentality and it will be good to learn off him.

Bolasie did confirm that he should definitely be back in full training before the end of the year, but hopes to make his return even sooner than that.

Everton's pre-season preparations get underway this afternoon as they take on Kenya's Gor Mahia in Tanzania, with Ronald Koeman able to show off his new-look side.

However, Everton have included Yannick Bolasie in their travelling party, a player still recovering from a serious knee injury. The Toffees received a warm welcome after arriving in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday with large numbers of Tanzanian football fans eager to greet Rooney and his new team-mates.

The Congo global travelled with the squad as he continues his recovery from injury and received a rapturous welcome from locals on his arrival [see below]. "I will keep my little return date in my head and probably let you know in a month or so".

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