May 5, 2019 By Sysca Kendi
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.
“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;
|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|
|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|
|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|
|14||Diana Haashina Ambani||Girl||Acakoro Ladies||Nairobi|
|15||Iryne Atieno||Girl||Acakoro Ladies||Nairobi|