Chapa Dimba heads to Jamhuri High School for Nairobi finals

Chapa Dimba heads to Jamhuri High School for Nairobi finals

After the regional finals, an All-Star team comprising of 16 girls and 16 boys will be selected to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during which they will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga Football Academies.

After the completion of the Eastern Region finals, the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament will head to the Capital Nairobi with the iconic Jamhuri High School hosting the tournament this weekend. Over the years, Jamhuri has produced some of the biggest names in Kenyan football and more are expected to be churned out at the Chapa Dimba tourney.

There will be new regional winners crowned in the boys’ category after last season’s winners South B United failed to make it past the grassroots rounds. Acakoro Ladies will meanwhile look to clinch a second successive crown after they qualified for the regional finals.

“There has been better documentation this season which has seen a lot more teams registered, making the competition tough right from the kickoff. I would like to encourage the teams to uphold discipline so as to avoid disqualification,” said James Omondi, Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Region Coordinator.

Over 100 teams took to the field in the Nairobi qualifiers with four boys’ teams, Kenya School of Government (KSG) from Westlands, Dagoretti Mixed Boys, Hakati Sportiff from Makadara and Brookshine Academy from Kasarani joining four girls’ teams, Acakoro, St Anne’s Eaglets from Makadara, Kibagare from Westlands and Beijing Raiders from Starehe in the regional finals.

The winning teams will walk away with Sh200,000 each and a chance to represent the region in the national finals set for June 2020. The runners up will pocket Sh100,000 with a host of individual prizes set to be won by the best players.

Tumaini School from Makueni and Isiolo Starlets won the Eastern regional final to join North Eastern’s Berlin FC from Garissa, Coast region’s Yanga FC from Malindi and Kwale Ladies as well as Central region’s Falling Waters from Laikipia and Ulinzi Youth from Nanyuki to secure a ticket to the national finals.

After the regional finals, an All-Star team comprising of 16 girls and 16 boys will be selected to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during which they will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga Football Academies.

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