On 18th March 2018 Gor Mahia Youth FC (Boys) from Makadara and Beijing Raiders (Girls) from Starehe became champions of Nairobi region in the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth Tournament.
Kogalo edged out Slum Dwellers from Westlands scoring 3:0 in the boys’ finals while Beijing Raiders triumphed after putting up a skilled match against Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani scoring 5:0 within the regulation time.
“We are very proud of our victory today. The game was tough and the field was muddy but we won! We remain hopeful to win the National finals come 25th of March,” said,Chris Alpher, Captain – Gor Mahia Youth FC.
Two Gor Mahia Youth FC players (from Left) Otieno Selassie and Chris Alpher celebrate after scoring a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Gor Mahia won the match after scoring Slum dwellers 3-0.
“This is a great moment for our team and we actually cannot hide our joy. It is really a big step for us. The journey has been long and winding for us but now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The national finals will not be a walk in the park but we will give it our best,” said Mark Okwiri, Coach Beijing Raiders.
Beijing Raiders player Selvin Kasowa (in a blue bib) scores a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Beijing Raiders won the match after scoring Acakoro 5-0.
“The regional finals have ended today and all the regional champions from across the country are gearing to go. We have already done the draws for the National finals and each team is aware of their challenger as at now. We applaud all the winning teams for the job well done and wish them all the very best in their quest for National victory,” said, Sylvia Mulinge, Director -Consumer Business Unit, Safaricom.
At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with KES1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.