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Chapa Dimba: Starlets teach Students a Lesson in Eastern

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Isiolo Starlets rallied from a goal down to edge out Chuka University 3-2 to be crowned as the new Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Eastern region queens at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday, February 09, 2020.

The students drew first blood through an early goal netted by Susan Wanjeri in the 3rd minute to net the tournament’s fastest goal before Rebeka Nkirote scoring the leveler in the 33rd minute.

Two quick goals scored within a span of three minutes by Hilda Wanjiku and Nasibo Ibrahim handed the Isiolo based club the bragging rights in the 53rd and 56th minutes.

Despite Wanjeri adding Chuka’s second in the 67th minute Isiolo Starlets were defiant to the end for the vital win.

“We observed how our opponents played yesterday (Saturday, February 8th) and capitalized on their weaknesses for the win,” Hussein Wako, coach Isiolo Starlets.

Chuka’s consolation was in its player Susan wanjeri being crowned as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) apart from being the joint Golden Boot winner with Isiolo’s Hildah Wanjiku by each bagging four goals.

Isiolo Starlets custodian Fatuma Riziki stood tall between the posts to be voted as the best goalkeeper

“It is an honour representing the Eastern region at the Nationals and we promise to do our best,” said Isiolo Starlets captain Kula Dida.

AWARDS
MVPs Girls
· Susan Wanjeri – Chuka University

Golden Boot/Top scorer/Girls
· Susan Wanjeri – Chuka University (4 Goals)
· Hilda Wanjiku – (Isiolo Starlets)

Best Goal Keeper/Golden Glove
· Riziki Fatuma – Isiolo Starlets

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Falling Waters Flood Naivasha for Chapa Dimba Conquest

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Dimba Central region champions Falling Waters captain Miriam Lutomia leads her team into the field for a match in Nanyuki
Safaricom Chapa Dimba Central region champions Falling Waters have shifted their training base from Nanyuki to Naivasha ahead of the much anticipated national championships.
Ten of the players under the tutelage of Emnan Wafula Gullit are in Naivasha training though observing the COVID-19 safety guidelines as set out by the Ministry of Health in avoiding contracting the virus.
 The Central region Chapa Dimba Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Falling Waters captain Miriam Lutomia who is housing four players at her home.
Gullit said that most of the Falling Waters players are from Naivasha which has made it easier for them to get assembled.
Falling Waters is a school and since learning institutions were shut by the government after the Coronavirus first case was reported on March 13th, 2020, forcing most of the players to retreat to their homes in various parts of the country.

Falling Waters being inaugurated as the Safaricom Chapa Dimba champions in Nanyuki

The few non student players who completed school at Falling Waters learning institution who were being housed were forced to also to go back to their respective homes which led to the training camp in Laikipia to be disbanded.
“We do morning runs of about 4kms and then ball work in the evening as we observe the social distance,” said the dreadlocked coach who is a retired footballer named after the famed Dutch legend Ruud Gullit winner of the 1988 Euro Cup as a player for Netherlands.
Gullit said the rest of the squad which is not in Naivasha is given coaching lessons and training programme through the Watsapp platform which they are expected to be followed to the latter.
The team’s morale ahead of the nationals has been boosted in the training in Naivasha with the presence of the most outstanding Central region Chapa Dimba players.
The players are the trio of Falling Waters captain and region’s Most Valuable Player (MV) and national under 17 player Miriam Lutomia, national women’s team Harambee Starlets forward the Golden Boot award winner by emerging as the top scorer Jane Njeri and best goalkeeper Eunice Alele.
Jane Njeri struck a second half brace as defending champions Falling Waters successfully retained their Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Central Region girls’ title with a 3-1 win over Limuru Starlets at the Nanyuki Stadium on Sunday, January 22nd, 2020.

Safaricom Chapa Dimba Central Region’s Best: Eunice (goalkeeper), Jane Njeri (top Scorer), Miriam Lutomia (Most Valuable Player)

Njeri who has finished the tournament with six goals added on to skipper Miriam Lutomia’s first half strike with Limuru’s consolation slotted home from the penalty spot by Joy Kanja in the 82nd minute.
Gullit appealed the Safaricom management not to call of the tournament like others have been called off and allow the 2020 Chapa Dimba runs to its logical conclusion.
“This tournament has been key to nurturing talent and keeping our girls busy from the dangers of early marriages and pregnancies due to idling. So am calling on Safaricom to put safety health measures in place and allow the tournament to resume,” implored.

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Coronavirus Delays Beijing Raiders Raid

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“Thank you for calling Mark, Did you know that Mark is a male name meaning work hard and play even harder. I thought you should know,” were the entertaining words from the Safaricom skiza tune ring back tone as I called the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Nairobi region girl’s champions Beijing Raiders coach Mark Okwiri.

Just like the words in Okwiri’s skiza tune ring back tone, depicting him through his first name as a man who works hard, he worked hard to reclaim the Nairobi regional title and is in the process of working harder to lift the national title.

Despite the relative lull brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic which has interrupted sports activities and more importantly the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom, Okwiri says his team is not distracted and is working hard on a winning formula as he waits for the tournament’s resumption.

Beijing Raiders winners of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom season one Nairobi title went on rampage to hammer defending champions Acakoro 6-0 at Jamhuri High School during the regional finals on February 23rd.

Sensational Beijing Raiders striker Salome Drailer struck four goals as Fasila Adhiambo added with a brace and an assist as the season one champions proceed to the national finals in a one sided match.

However, Beijing Raiders put their preparations on the ice for the national finals mid this month of March after the government imposed a ban on social gatherings and games as a measure to curb the Coronavirus pandemic threat.

“We respected the ban and stopped training or engaging in any football activities but am very much in touch with my girls in guiding and advising them to keep safe and remain focused for the Chapa Dimba national finals by avoiding in getting into activities that will affect their form,” he said.

Okwiri said Beijing Raiders which was eliminated in the preliminary stages of the Chapa Dimba season one does not fear any team and is ready, raring to go.

“I can’t single out any team that I consider as a threat as the draw is yet to be conducted in which I don’t know our immediate opponents. Let’s cross the bridge when we reach there,” he said.

He added:” Furthermore I don’t talk about other teams because that is more or else like gossiping, can only authoritatively to speak about my team. If you have any queries as me about Beijing Raiders and leave the other teams to talk about themselves.”

Beijing Raiders boasts of the Chapa Dimba Nairobi’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) and top scorer Salome Drailer and goalkeeper and Esnas Kisia who wore the Nairobi regional Golden Gloves award by keeping a clean sheet.

The Nairobi Starehe sub county based Beijing Raiders joins eight times Kenya’s national secondary schools champions Rift Valley’s Wiyeta, Eastern’s Isiolo Starlets, Kwale Ladies (Coast) Central’s Falling Waters to the national finals to be played in Mombasa at a later date.

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Chapa Dimba shelved over Corona Fears

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Matches Postponed
Organizers of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom have suspended activities of the tournament due to the danger posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Western regional competition was scheduled for March 21st and 22nd 2020 at the Mumias Sports Complex in Kakamega County.
 “In the light of the developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government’s directive to cancel all public gatherings, meetings, and events, we will be postponing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom matches until further notice,” read a notice issued by the sponsor Safaricom.
The communication stated that this includes all grassroots and regional final matches.
“Further decisions on when these matches will take place will be communicated in due course,” read the communication in part.
Rift Valley’s Wiyeta, Laiser Hill, Nairobi’s Hakati Sportiff, Beijing Raiders, Eastern’s Tumaini, Isiolo Starlets, North Eastern’s Berlin FC from Garissa, Coast region’s Yanga FC from Malindi, Kwale Ladies, Central’s Falling Waters from and Ulinzi Youth have secured tickets to the national finals.
Thirty-two players, both boys, and girls will be selected from the 8 regional finals to make up an All-Star team to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during which they will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga Football Academies.

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