The Road To Spain: An All Star Chapa Dimba Team Has Been Unveiled

The Road To Spain: An All Star Chapa Dimba Team Has Been Unveiled

May 5, 2019 0 By Sysca Kendi

 

Safaricom Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Stephen Chege (in blazer) with the Chapa Dimba All Stars male team during the teams unveil at Ligi Ndogo before the teams’ trip to Spain. With the team is Oliver Dodd, Laliga Representative in Kenya.

After successful regional grass root competition all over the country, the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team was unveiled today in a ceremony held at Ligi Ndogo Grounds, Nairobi. The team consisting of 32 of the best players in the tournament (17 boys and 15 girls), scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals will attend a training camp in Spain.

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

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

 

Safaricom Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Stephen Chege (in blazer at the back) with the Chapa Dimba All Stars female team during the teams unveil at Ligi Ndogo before the teams’ trip to Spain. With the team is Oliver Dodd, Laliga Representative in Kenya (white guy in glasses), Football Kenya Federation President, Nick Mwendwa and Chapa Dimba Tournament Director, Chris Amimo (L)

“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.

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

 

BOYS Details
  Player Gender Team Region
1 Atem Kato John Boys The Saints Western
2 Saeed Aleeley Sheikh Boys The Saints Western
3 Ibrahim Ochieng Owino Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
4 Benson Ochieng Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
5 Ibrahim Abdisalan Abdullah Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
6 Abdille Abdirahman Ali Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
6 Alex Onchwari Boys White Rhino Rift Valley
7 Abdirahim Ali Mohamed Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
8 Marion Idd Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
9 Joy king lady Kwale Starlets
10 Benson Githinji Njenga boys Shimanzi youth Coast
11 Cedric Asmani Boy Shimanzi youth Coast
12 Mutuma John Kagendo Boys Lufa Central
13 Mengitsu Lual Boys Euronuts Central
14 Issa Minhaj boys Berlin FC North Eastern
15 Khalid Yusuf Boys Berlin FC North Eastern
16 Wanyama Enos Boys South B United Nairobi
17 Lewis Mbandi Esambo Boys Jericho Allstars Nairobi
1 Paulina Awuor coach Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
2 Ted Amumala coach Lugari Blue saints Western

 

 

 

GIRLS
  Player Gender Team Region
1 Stella Ahono Girls Bishop Njenga Western
2 Lavenda Murumwa Girls Bishop Njenga Western
3 Asher Achieng Otieno Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
4 Ivonne Ogada Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
5 Carolyne Rufa Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
6 Nuru Hensley Kasiwa Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
7 Daisy Chirchir Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
8 Cynthia Libondo Girls Kitale Queens Rift Valley
9 Claudia Kadenge Girls Itigo Girls Rift Valley
10 Aringo Catherine Girls Kwale Starlets Coast
 11  Joy King Lady  Girls  Kwale Starlets  Coast
12 Jane Njeri Girl Barcelona Central
13 Lutomia Miriam Girl Barcelona Central
14 Diana Haashina Ambani Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
15 Iryne Atieno Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi