Tasty match ups in Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom national finals


Chapa Dimba na Safaricom

The draw for the national finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth soccer tournament was held on Tuesday with 15 teams set to battle for the ultimate prize.

Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will take part in the national finals set for June 20th – 23rd at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.

Season 2 of the tournament will witness new winners being crowned after reigning champions Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens were eliminated in the early stages of the tournament. The winning teams will also walk away with KES 1 million in cash as well as phones and airtime.

“The tournament is a perfect example of how football can be used to open doors for girls and boys from all backgrounds. We have already signed a number of these players, into our National U-20 and Premier League teams since the inaugural edition, a clear indication that this is not just a football tournament; but a lifeline for these young men and women. We wish them all the best as they embark on the quest to be crowned national champions,” said Nick Mwendwa, Football Kenya Federation President.

The national finals follows a series of regional finals played across eight regions with over 1,600 teams taking part in the tournament that begun in October 2018 with group stages.

“We have had remarkable achievements with this tournament since the launch and ‘hongera’ to every single person who made this a reality. We have traversed the country, crisscrossing the eight regions of Kenya, promoting grassroots football and discovering raw untapped talent. We are just days away from getting our KES 1 million winning teams and we appreciate the competitive nature of the tournament,” said, James Maitai, Safaricom’s Head of Mt Kenya & Nairobi Regions.

The programme was started with an aim of promoting grassroot football and propelling gifted players into the national team.

“As a company, this is truly in line with our goal of transforming the lives of Kenyan Youth. We believe in the spirit of coming together with various stakeholders to better our country. We wish all the participating teams all the best as they embark on their quest for the ultimate prize,” said Mr. Maitai.


This year, an All-star team was selected from the 8 regional finals and attended a training camp in Spain during which they played against local youth sides.

From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.


Girls Draw

Quarter Final 1: Acakoro Ladies (Nairobi) vs. NCOED (Nyanza)

Quarter Final 2: Changamwe Ladies (Coast) gets a Bye to Semis since there was no team from North Eastern.

Quarter Final 3: St. Mary’s.Ndovea (Eastern) vs. Barcelona Ladies (Central)

Quarter Final 4: Archbishop Njenga (Western) vs. Kitale Queens (Rift)




Semi Finals

Semi Final 1 – Quarter Final 1 Winner Vs Changamwe Ladies

Semi Final 2 – Quarter Final 3 Winner Vs Quarter Final 4 Winner


Semifinal 1 winner Vs Semifinal 2 winner




Boys Draw

Quarter Final 1: Lugari Blue Saints (Western) vs. Super Solico (Eastern)

Quarter Final 2: Euronuts (Central) vs. Manyatta United (Nyanza)

Quarter Final 3: Berlin FC (North Eastern) vs. Al Ahly (Rift)

Quarter Final 4: Shimanzi Youth (Coast) vs. South B United (Nairobi)


Semi Finals

Semi Final 1 – Quarter Final 1 Winner Vs Quarter Final 2 Winner

Semi Final 2 – Quarter Final 3 Winner Vs Quarter Final 4 Winner


Semifinal 1 winner Vs Semifinal 2 winner


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