Safaricom Chapa Dimba is back to promote football amongst the youth in Kenya, but especially to create greater interest among girls.
This is the fourth season of the tournament and we are looking forward to giving young footballers a platform to be seen and selected from the grassroots level to local and even foreign football clubs.Peter Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom PLC
Safaricom PLC is committing over KES 400 million to support the event from Mashinani all the way to the national level. They have also doubled the prize pool from KES 10 million to KES 20 million, to also reward the winning teams at county level, in addition to the ones in the regional and national levels. The best football players, 2 boys and 2 girls will be scouted during each of the regional finals, to form an All-Star team and get an opportunity to visit Spain for a 10-day training boot camp, with two players (boy and girl) getting international placement in a youth team in Spain.
Courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation and M-PESA Foundations, I am also pleased to announce that we shall offer TVET scholarships to 150 players – to the best boy and girl players in every county and the winning teams at the national finals level. This will ensure that we are not only nurturing their football talent but helping them secure their future by enabling them to develop the necessary skills in other occupational fields and broaden their career opportunities.Peter Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom PLC