By Andy Kaweesa
Everton 2-0 Gor Mahia
The contest, organized by giant gaming firm SportPesa which sponsors both clubs, eventually lived up to the weeks of hype with its proceedings trending on several social media outlets.
Former Tanzanian presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Ali Hassan Mwinyi were among the dignitaries in attendance.
So were hundreds of Gor Mahia’s Green Army fanbase, most of whom had been ferried to Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.
Everton’s Dutch coach Ronald Koeman selected his strongest available line-up with compatriot Maarten Stekelenburg manning the goal and Davy Klaassen partnering Rooney upfront.