Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star Team Unveiled

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by Chapa Dimba team
Tuesday 7 May, 2019 05:16

Nairobi Kenya – Sunday 5th April 2019  The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team that will attend a training camp in Spain was unveiled today in a ceremony held at Ligi Ndogo Grounds, Nairobi.

The team consists of 32 of the best players – 16 boys and 16 girls, scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals.

The players leave Nairobi on Monday 6th May to Catalonia Spain, to meet La Liga coaches for a ten-day training camp.

“We believe in creating exceptional experiences for young people. We trust that travelling to another country, meeting people from around the world and learning through new challenges is a crucial part of developing Kenyan football. The experiences that these players will get are unique, different and unforgettable. We wish them the very best as they scale up their football careers,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom.

During their stay in Spain, the team will play against the local youth sides, watch a live match between Barcelona and Gatafe on 12th April at Camp Nou and have an opportunity to tour the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona which is known for its art and architecture.


“I am so thrilled to be part of this life time experience. I always dreamed of seeing Lionel Messi live in action and never imagined it will one day come to pass. The skills I am set to acquire from the training camps will definitely boost my football prowess. The exposure and the thrill of being in a plane for all those hours are a dream come true,” said Jane Njeri, member of the All-Star team and a striker for Barcelona Ladies from Laikipia.

Two coaches will accompany the players – Pauline Awuor of Acakoro Ladies and Ted Amumala of Lugari Blue Saints. The two were selected through a draw conducted on 28th April at Gymkhana Grounds during the Nairobi regional finals.

Upon their return from Spain, the players will rejoin their clubs and share learnings and experiences with their teammates as they prepare for the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom national finals set for Meru in June where the winning boys’ and girls’ teams will each walk away with KES 1 million shillings in prize money.

The teams that will play in the national finals include; South B United and Acakoro Ladies from Nairobi, Berlin FC from Garissa, Euronuts and Barcelona from Central region, Mombasa’s Shimanzi youth and Changamwe ladies, Kajiado’s Al Ahly and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley, Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern region.


Below are players who are members of the All-Star team;


  Player Gender Team Region
1 Atem Kato John Boys The Saints Western
2 Saeed Aleeley Sheikh Boys The Saints Western
3 Stella Ahono Girls Bishop Njenga Western
4 Lavenda Murumwa Girls Bishop Njenga Western
5 Asher Achieng Otieno Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
6 Ivonne Ogada Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
7 Ibrahim Ochieng Owino Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
8 Benson Ochieng Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
9 Carolyne Rufa Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
10 Ibrahim Abdisalan Abdullah Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
11 Abdille Abdirahman Ali Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
12 Nuru Hensley Kasiwa Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
13 Daisy Chirchir Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
14 Cynthia Libondo Girls Kitale Queens Rift Valley
15 Claudia Kadenge Girls Itigo Girls Rift Valley
16 Alex Onchwari Boys White Rhino Rift Valley
17 Abdirahim Ali Mohamed Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
18 Marion Idd Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
19 Joy king lady Kwale Starlets
20 Aringo Catherine Girls Kwale Starlets Coast
21 Benson Githinji Njenga boys Shimanzi youth Coast
22 Sedric Asmani Boy Shimanzi youth Coast
23 Jane Njeri Girl Barcelona Central
24 Lutomia Miriam Girl Barcelona Central
25 Mutuma John Kagendo Boys Lufa Central
26 Mengitsu Lual Boys Euronuts Central
27 Issa Minhaj boys Berlin FC North Eastern
28 Khalid Yusuf Boys Berlin FC North Eastern
29 Diana Haashina Ambani Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
30 Iryne Atieno Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
31 Wanyama Enos Boys South B United Nairobi
32 Lewis Mbandi Esambo Boys Jericho Allstars Nairobi
33 Paulina Awuor coach Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
34 Ted Amumala coach Lugari Blue saints Nairobi
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Tuesday 7 May, 2019 05:16