Hats off As Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars Conclude Spain Tour With a big Win

The girls won their match against Tecnofutbol Ladies whilst the boys’ held Nastic Tarragona to a nil-nil draw in last friendlies

 

Cambrils, Spain – Thursday 16th May 2019  Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars wrapped up their Spain tour with a big win after their girls’ side thrashed Tecnofutbol Ladies 6-0 in their final friendlies.

Their boys’ counterpart 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 team entered the match, after having a tour at the RCD Espanyol Stadium in the morning as part of their training programme.

“It was a good match and we are happy for the draw, our aim was to put in practice what the coaches have been teaching us and we did exactly that. We now go home with great experience and hopefully a step in our football careers. My dream is to one day play here for professional clubs,” said, All-Stars captain Mohammed Abdirahim from Al- Ahly FC.

The boys’ draw comes two days after edging out Barcelona side, Sant 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.

“I am very happy to end the friendlies with a win. This means that we have succeeded in what the coaches have been teaching us and we dedicate this win to them,” said Ivonne Ogada, who was the top scorer in Nyanza region with seven goals.

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.

“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,” said Pamela Mwihaki, Manager, Brand marketing and Communication, Safaricom.

The team departs for Kenya tonight, Thursday, where they will join their respective teams ahead of the national finals set for June in Meru.

Below are players who are members of the All-Star team;

BOYS Details

 

Player

Gender

Team

Region

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

13

Mengitsu Lual

Boys

Euronuts

Central

14

Issa Minhaj

boys

Berlin FC

North Eastern

15

Khalid Yusuf

Boys

Berlin FC

North Eastern

16

Wanyama Enock

Boys

South B United

Nairobi

17

Lewis Esambo

Boys

Jericho Allstars

Nairobi

1

Paulina Awuor

coach

Acakoro Ladies

Nairobi

2

Ted Amumala

coach

Lugari Blue saints

Western

GIRLS

 

Player

Gender

Team

Region

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

12

Jane Njeri

Girl

Barcelona

Central

13

Lutomia Miriam

Girl

Barcelona

Central

14

Diana Haashina Ambani

Girl

Acakoro Ladies

Nairobi

15

Iryne Atieno

Girl

Acakoro Ladies

Nairobi