Eight teams will battle it out to be crowned Nairobi champions in the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament. in Nairobi. The regional finals will be held at Jamhuri High School on Saturday and Sunday.
In the boys’ category, last season’s winners South B United from Starehe failed to make it past the group stages, setting the stage for new winners to be crowned. Meanwhile, last season’s girls’ champions Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani will be looking to successfully defend their title.
“There has been better documentation this season which has seen a lot more teams registered, making the competition tough right from the kickoff. I would like to encourage the teams to uphold discipline so as to avoid disqualification,” said James Omondi, Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Region Coordinator.
Over 100 teams took to the field in the Nairobi qualifiers with four boys’ teams, Kenya School of Government (KSG) from Westlands, Dagoretti Mixed Boys, Hakati Sportiff from Makadara and Brookshine Academy from Kasarani joining four girls’ teams, Acakoro, St Anne’s Eaglets from Makadara, Kibagare from Westlands and Beijing Raiders from Starehe in the regional finals.
Tumaini School from Makueni and Isiolo Starlets won the Eastern regional final to join North Eastern’s Berlin FC from Garissa, Coast region’s Yanga FC from Malindi and Kwale Ladies as well as Central region’s Falling Waters from Laikipia and Ulinzi Youth from Nanyuki to secure a ticket to the national finals.