FOOTBALL

Chapa Dimba: Coast Championships set for this weekend

Shanzu Teachers College will host the Coast region Safaricom Chapa Dimba football tournament finals this weekend with three matches to be played on Saturday and Sunday in Mombasa.

  Tana River’s Iqra will play Breezeham of Malindi in the first semi final match before Shimanzi from Mombasa to tackle Shimba Hills from Kwale County in boys category as former nation Secondary School sports Association champion Waa Girls from Kwale will take 2016 East Africa schools finalists St. John’s from Kaloleni and Kilifi Queens will face Solwogidi from Malindi in girls category

The winning teams from Sunday’s final will each receive Sh200,000 and the opportunity to contest for the ultimate prize in March this year at the grand finale.

 

The teams that have qualified for the national final include Rift Valley’s Kapenguria Heroes and Tar Tar Girls as well as Mwingi Junior Academy and Ngakaa Talent Academy from Eastern.

From Nyanza, Ombek Red Devils and Plateau Queens also emerged regional champions while Al-Hayat will represent North Eastern region. Western, Central and Nairobi regions are also scheduled to hold their regional finals in the next few weeks.

At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.

Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the programme, which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.

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