Safaricom, in partnership with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), has started the process for clubs to register for the Safaricom Chapa Dimba football tournament, which will take place from June 2023 to January 2024.
The tournament which is in its 4th edition, will cater to male and female players aged between 16 and 20. It has been transforming the lives of Kenyan youth since 2017.
The tournament provides a platform for talented young footballers to showcase their skills and kickstart their careers.
“Previous seasons of the tournament have been a huge success, and we intend to enrol even more participants this season. Football is a beautiful game that brings people together. Its popularity cuts across ethnic lines and social status and is a powerful tool for social change, inclusion, and respect,” said Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa during the launch of the fourth edition at Camp Toyoyo in Jericho, Nairobi County.
How to participate
To participate in the tournament, you need to form a team of 11 players from friends, schoolmates, or members of your community who are passionate about football.
To be eligible for Chapa Dimba, one must be between the ages of 16 and 20. You also need to be a Kenyan citizen and have a valid national ID, Passport or school ID for those under the age of 18.
In the event one is using a School ID, it must be accompanied by a Nemis number.
To register for the tournament, you need to fill out the registration form, which includes: the team name, address, region, captain and coach’s name, among other details.
Successful teams will compete against other teams in their region. The winning teams will advance to the regional finals of the tournament. This will be followed by knockout rounds, and culminate in the national finals, where the best teams from each region will compete for the top prize.
• Runners-up – Ksh. 150,000
• Winners- Ksh. 250,000
• Runners-up – Ksh. 500,000
• Winners- Ksh. 1,000,000
Other than the cash prizes, 32 young players from the tournament will be scouted to the national team and get the opportunity to visit Spain for a 10-day training boot camp.
Also, 150 players will benefit from TVET educational scholarships that will go to the best boy and girl players in every county, as well as members of the winning girls’ and boys’ teams at the national finals.
To register your interest in participating in the Safaricom Chapa Dimba football tournament, please fill out the form on www.chapadimba.safaricom.co.ke