NAIROBI, Kenya, Might 18 – The highest cream of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Season Three would have been in Spain now, studying the ropes and getting mentorship from the most effective of the most effective within the La Liga, however that dream has been slowed down by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ‘All Star’ staff was scheduled to journey to Madrid for the 10-day lengthy camp for a second consecutive 12 months, however with all sporting actions halted as a result of virus, it was not attainable. The Nyanza and Western regional finals have been additionally postponed.
However, even because the wheels of the youth match have been delivered to a halt, the success has continued to roll with extra gamers incomes a possibility to showcase their expertise.
“That is the third season and there was plenty of improvement. Wanting on the journey, we have now managed to tug collectively an enormous pool of children who now have a platform to showcase their expertise, due to Safaricom and the Soccer Kenya Federation,” former Kenyan worldwide Doreen Nabwire and one of many Season Three mentors said.
She provides; “As we have now been going spherical, you see numerous expertise and totally different crop of gamers and now we’re taking a look at methods we are able to inject extra gamers into the leagues to proceed their improvement.”
Patrick Korir, the Assistant Event Director additionally shares the identical sentiments having been on the coronary heart of the match’s group because the first season.
Korir, who can be the Nairobi Metropolis Stars CEO was additionally a part of the earlier match, Sakata Ball which was an enormous success in 2010 and 2011.
“We have now seen so many gamers come off from this program and gone on to be success tales. From the primary Sakat ball match a few of these gamers are actually established within the league,” Korir said, stating the examples of former AFC Leopards centre again pairing Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdalla and Robinson Kamura.
Over the newly revamped match, the gamers have continued to crop up and sip into the highest leagues with Tusker FC boasting of the season one MVP David Majak and Eric Zakayo whereas Zoo Kericho have keeper brian Lumumba and Alex Onchwari each from the primary two seasons.
Safaricom who made the choice to re-introduce the match in 2018 the place they partnered Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama hope the success tales can proceed.
“The success of this match implies that the perception we had in investing in younger folks was proper. It additionally implies that younger folks simply want a possibility and we have now offered a platform for them to be seen and be shortlisted within the nationwide staff. For us it’s satisfying and we’re grateful,” Safaricom’s Chief Buyer Officer at Safaricom Sylvia Mulinge said.
It’s not solely with the boys that the match has been profitable, however with the women as nicely, particularly nationwide soccer staff Harambee Starlets.
Central area MVP Mariam Lutomia and prime scorer Jane Njeri have been known as as much as the Starlets squad for the Turkey match in March with Njeri making the ultimate squad as did Sylvia Makungu and Diana Ashina from Acakoro.
Amongst different Chapa Dimba ladies to make it to the nationwide staff are Judith Osimbo, Mercy Airo and Jentrix Shikangwa.
“The truth that we have now seen so many success tales proves that there’s something being born from the match. We have now a lot expertise and so they solely want a platform to compete and be seen to get higher alternatives,” Nabwire notes.
She provides; “In future, this match shall be very resourceful particularly in making up the Below-17, 20 and 23 nationwide groups.”
Her sentiments are echoed by Korir who has additionally known as on Safaricom to keep up the partnership.
“We have now seen from the success tales that there’s a lot this match can do and I’d need to encourage Safaricom to proceed placing cash and organizing this match. Within the subsequent 5 or seven years to come back, Chapa Dimba will assist form Kenyan soccer,” he notes.
The Chapa Dimba Season Three story thus far:
North Jap Area – Hosted at Garissa.
Champions: Berlin FC
MVP: Noor Osman 9Berlin)
Prime scorer: Abdalla Marro (Berlin
Coast Area – Hosted in Mombasa
Champions: Ladies- Kwale Women, Boys – Yanga FC
MVP: Ladies – Lucy Kwekwe (Kwale Women), Boys – Eric Katana (Kaya Stars)
Golden Boot: Ladies – Lucy Kwekwe (Kwale), Naomi Jemin, Mwanajuma Mwalimu (Malindi Motion), Boys – Lemmy Julo (Yanga)
Golden glove: Boys – Samuel Kiboni (Yanga), Ladies – (Lucy Akinyi (Kaloleni Stars)
Central Area – Hosted in Nanyuki
Champions: Ladies- Falling Waters, Boys – Ulinzi Youth
MVP: Ladies – Miriam Lutomia (Falling Waters), Boys – Kelvin Akmat (Ulinzi Youth.
Golden boot: Ladies – Jane Njeri (Falling Waters), Boys – Brian Kafero (Ulinzi Youth)
Golden glove: Ladies – Eunice Alele (Falling Waters), Elijah Mambo (Ulinzi Youth)
Jap Area – Hosted in Machakos
Champions: Ladies – Isiolo Starlets, Boys – Tumaini College
MVP: Ladies – Susan Wanjeri (Chuka College), Boys – Yasin Mohamed (Tumaini College)
Golden boot: Ladies – Susan Wanjeri (Chuka College), Boys – Yasin Mohamed (Tumaini College)
Golden glove: Ladies – Riziki Fatuma (Isiolo Starlets), Samuel Milton (Tumaini College)
Nairobi Area – Hosted at Jamhuru Excessive College
Champions: Ladies – Beijing Raiders, Boys – Dagoretti Combined
MVP: Ladies – Salome Drailer (Beijing), Peter Chibole (Dagoretti)
Golden glove: Ladies – Esnas Kisia (Beijing Raiders), Boys – Elvis Ochieng (Hakati Sportiff).
Rift Valley area – Hosted at Kericho Stadium
Champions: Ladies – Wiyeta, Boys – Laiser Hill Academy
MVP: Ladies – Diana Musiliri (Wiyeta), Boys – Timothy Ouma (Laiser Hill)
Golden boot: Ladies – Shylene Opisa (Wiyeta), Alfred Tanui (Kapenguria Heroes)
Golden gloves: Ladies – Emelda Ingaitsa (Wiyeta), Boys – James Mumi (Laiser Hill).
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