The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football Tournament will head to Thika Stadium this weekend for the Central region finals which are set to kick off at 8:00am on Saturday.
Eight teams will battle it out for the Central region crown and for a chance to represent the region in the national finals set for June 2019 in Meru.
Defending champions Euronuts from Kiambu will take on Irigiro boys from Maragua while Laikipia’s Lufa Graduates will face Tetu Boys from Nyeri in the boy’s semis. Barcelona from Laikipia will play Dynamos from Kirinyaga as JYSA from Thika take on defending champions Limuru Starlets from Kiambu in the girl’s category.
Winners in both the boys and girls category will receive a cash price of Ksh. 200,000 each and an opportunity to represent the Central Region in the national finals. The runners-up will also receive Ksh. 100,000 each among other individual prizes.
Already, 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 have booked their tickets for the national finals where Ksh. 1,000,000 is at stake.
This year, an all star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.
The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Football competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propel gifted players to the national team.