Since the launch of Chapa Dimba na Safaricom in 2017, the tournament has extensively grown in its purpose of giving youth between the ages of 16-20 years a platform to showcase their talent and an opportunity to be rewarded from their passion & has become a highly sought-after event by scouts as a source for young gifted footballers.
With this success, Safaricom last week announced an extended partnership with LaLiga, the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish League and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for the third season of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth tournament.
This year’s tournament will also feature coaching clinics to be conducted in partnership with LaLiga as part of efforts to upskill local football coaches as well.
The registration process of the tournament will close on 6thSeptember after which grassroots games will kick off. Registration forms are available via the tournament’s website (www.chapadimba.safaricom.co.ke/), Safaricom shops and FKF offices countrywide.
Just like the concluded second season, La Liga and FKF scouts will select 16 girls and 16 boys to form an all-star team who will attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during which they will play friendly matches against top LaLiga youth sides.
The top regional teams will walk away with Kshs 200,000, and qualify for the national finals where the winning teams will each walk away with Kshs 1 Million with best players at regional and national levels also walking away with various cash prizes.