Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom moves to Machakos this weekend for the Eastern Region Finals.

February 6, 2020 By Sysca Kendi

Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom moves to Machakos this weekend for the Eastern Region Finals.

Eastern region will this weekend crown new champions as the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth tournament makes its way to Machakos Stadium for the regional finals.

Last season’s winners Supersolico from Mwingi and St. Mary’s Ndovea from Makueni did not get past the group stages this year. 8 boys’ and girls’ teams will take to the field this weekend with the hope of becoming the new champions and get the chance to represent the region at the national finals set for June this year. 

In the boys’ semis, Tumaini School from Makueni will face Biashara FC from Moyale as Black Panthers from Meru Central take on St. Daniels from Chuka. In the girls’ semifinals, Isiolo Queens will play Mabuu Queens from Moyale as season one champions Ngakaa Talent from Makueni play Chuka University.

“Through this tournament, upcoming players gain exposure and a chance to showcase their talent. Various stakeholders from the football scene converge at this competition, increasing the chances of players getting scouted to play for top clubs and the national team like we have seen with Harambee starlets,” said Boniface Ndambuki, Coach, Ngaaka Talent.

The three-day regional final will kick off with players’ life skills and mentorship clinics on Friday followed by the semis and finals on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The winners will walk away with KES 200,000 with the losing finalists pocketing KES 100,000.

North Eastern’s Berlin FC from Garissa and Coast region’s Yanga FC from Malindi and Kwale Ladies are among the teams that have already qualified for the national finals where the winners will get KES 1,000,000. Other teams that have booked their tickets to the national finals include Central region’s Falling Waters from Laikipia and Ulinzi youth from Nanyuki.

This season, two coaching and scouting clinics by certified La Liga coaches have been included in the tournament. The first one was held in Mombasa in December 2020 and the next clinic is set for 22nd -23rd February in Nairobi.

32 boys and girls will this season be selected after the regional finals to form an all-star team that will attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during which they will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga football academies.

CHAPA DIMBA NA SAFARICOM 2019/2020 – EASTERN REGIONAL FINAL FIXTURES – SAT 8 & SUN 9 FEB 2020 @MACHAKOS STADIUM

DATES VENUE STAGE GENDER TEAMS TIME
Saturday, 8th January 2020 Machakos Stadium     Opening speeches and tournament flag off 8.07am – 8.17am
        Team warm up and parade 8.17am – 8.29am
    Semi 1 Girls Isiolo Queens (Isiolo) vs Mabuu Queens (Moyale) 8.30am-10.30am
        Entertainment interlude 5-7 mins within HT & FT
    Semi 2 Boys Tumaini School (Makueni) vs Biashara (Moyale) 10.30am -12.30pm
        Entertainment interlude 5-7 mins within HT & FT
    Semi 3 Girls Ngakaa Talent (Makueni) vs Chuka University (Chuka) 12.30pm – 2.30pm
        Entertainment interlude 5-7 mins within HT & FT
    Semi 4 Boys Black Panthers (Meru Central) vs St. Daniels (Chuka) 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sunday, 9th January 2020 Machakos Stadium Exhibition Boys TBC  
        Winner Semi 1 vs Winner Semi 3 1.15pm – 3.15pm
        Entertainment interlude 5-7 mins within HT & FT
        Winner Semi 2 vs Winner Semi 4 3.30pm – 5.30pm
        Award ceremony 5.45pm – 6.05pm
        Entertainment After 6.05pm

NOTE                               

1. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time the game goes straight to penalties                                                    

2. Girls and Boys winner qualifies for National finals in June 2020   

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