April 14, 2024

Chapa Dimba heads to Garissa

Chapa Dimba heads to Garissa
From left, Safaricom Territory Business Lead, Garissa Abdulfata Sheikh assisted by Garissa County women representative Hon. Amina Udgoon Siyad flagoff the Chapa Dimba North Eastern caravan at the Garissa Primary school to mark the official start of the region’s matches.

The North Eastern Finals is a build up towards the national finals that will take place in Kisumu in April with winners of the leg in both girls’ and boys’ categories earning a ticket to the Nationals

Safaricom Chapa Dimba soccer tournament heads to North Eastern this weekend with action at the Garissa University grounds on Saturday and Sunday.

The regional finals kicked off on Wednesday with a series of activities including free Medical Camps, Stakeholders' Engagement, Players' and Coaches Clinics and Digital & Financial Literacy training that took place at Hola.

The North Eastern Finals is a build up towards the national finals that will take place in Kisumu in April with winners of the leg in both girls’ and boys’ categories earning a ticket to the Nationals.

Ahead of the Garissa finals , teams will get an opportunity to be taken through soccer clinics that will feature valuable lessons in skill development, social values, teamwork, and leadership. 

In addition , local coaches will also receive insights into effective training methods, tactical approaches, and ways to motivate and communicate with players, this targeteted towards improving the technical awareness of regional teams.

With the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in this year’s tournament , teams will also undergo training on the use of Safaricom’s newly introduced GPS Sports Vests.

The vests are used to capture data about players, including total distance, speed, power plays, power scores, among others, thuse allowing players to understand their strengths and weaknesses, identify areas for improvement, and more.

In a statatemment ahead of the North Eastern Regional Finals , Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa says, “It is amazing to see how football has continued to grow in this region. In the history of Chapa Dimba, this is the first time we have witnessed, over 280 teams from North Eastern registered to participate in the tournament. The tournament serves not only to nurture talents but also to transform the lives of the entire community. That is why today, we are officially kicking off with a series of community engagement activities, including free medical camps, as well as digital and financial literacy programs aimed at empowering our customers in the region,”

Safaricom Chapa Dimba aims to provide a structured platform for scouts and coaches to tap into new talent and build feeder systems for the Kenyan football leagues across the country while also training a total of 250 coaches. The football tournament targets young people aged between 16 and 20 years old.