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Wayne Rooney greeted by Maasai tribe in Tanzania ahead of first Everton appearance since return as Yannick Bolasie receives special welcome

  • Club hero Wayne Rooney has arrived in Tanzania ahead of his highly anticipated Everton return 
  • Toffees face Kenyan club Gor Mahia in first pre-season friendly on Thursday - they are in Africa due to sponsor 
  • Yannick Bolasie enjoyed dancing with a group of DR Congo fans upon arrival and was made very welcome
  • Everton are in Tanzania as part a new sponsorship agreement with gambling firm SportPesa

Everton have touched down in Tanzania ahead of their first pre-season friendly, with Wayne Rooney and Co welcomed by hoards of supporters as they arrived in the coastal city of Dar Es Salaam.
Rooney was greeted by locals after leaving the team bus, with the former Manchester United striker set to make his first appearance in a Toffees shirt since May 2004 against Gor Mahia on Thursday.
The 31-year-old England captain will look to build up his fitness with a solid outing against the little-known Kenyan club, and Ronald Koeman's new-look squad were treated to a warm welcome as they embarked on the team hotel.
Wayne Rooney leads the Everton players off the plane on his return to the club after arriving in Tanzania on Thursday
Wayne Rooney leads the Everton players off the plane on his return to the club after arriving in Tanzania on Thursday
The Blues arrive to glorious sunshine in Tanzania after their flight from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport
The Blues arrive to glorious sunshine in Tanzania after their flight from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport
Rooney shakes the hands of a SportPesa ambassador having arrived at the team hotel in Tanzania
Rooney shakes the hands of a SportPesa ambassador having arrived at the team hotel in Tanzania
Yannick Bolasie was in relaxed mood after arriving in Tanzania ahead of the club's friendly match
Yannick Bolasie was in relaxed mood after arriving in Tanzania ahead of the club's friendly match
The Goodison Park outfit were treated to a traditional dance from a Maasai tribe upon arrival - some filmed it on their phones
The Goodison Park outfit were treated to a traditional dance from a Maasai tribe upon arrival - some filmed it on their phones
The Everton squad embraced the local culture as they were treated to a colourful welcome
The Everton squad embraced the local culture as they were treated to a colourful welcome


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