Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars wrapped up their Spain tour with a big win after the girls’ team beat Tecnofutbol Ladies 6-0 in their final friendlies. The boys on the other hand, held Gimnastic Tarragona aka Nastic Tarragona to a 0-0 draw displaying an impressive performance in a match played at Futbol Salou, Spain on Wednesday night.
The boys’ draw came two days after edging out Barcelona side, Saint Gabriel 2-1 in their second friendly match. The result meant that they have only lost once in the three build up matches when they went down 3-5 to second division side Reus Deportiu in their first friendly match.
The girls bounced back with Ndhiwa Queens starlet Ivonne Ogada netting twice to inspire the girls’ side after a 2-0 loss to Barcelona side, Sant Gabriel girls on Tuesday night. The girls only lost one match in their three build up matches they played.
The 32 players were scouted by La Liga coaches from across the eight regions of Kenya. The team left Nairobi on 6th May 2019 for a ten-day training camp in Barcelona, Spain. During their stay in Spain, other than their regular trainings, they watched a live match between Barcelona and Gatafe at Camp Nou stadium, had an opportunity to tour the cosmopolitan city of Spain, Barcelona and played against three La Liga division two youth teams.
Pamela Mwihaki, Manager, Brand marketing and Communication, Safaricom, had this to say, “The team has had a great learning experience and we are glad to see a lot of improvements in them. Our dream is to transform lives and we acknowledge football as an avenue to uplift the lives of young people in our society. They are going back home better and inspired with not only football antics but as all-rounded citizens with promising football careers.”