The Western region county finals of the Safaricom Chapa Dimba tournament will kick off this weekend in Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties.
Twelve teams from these counties will compete for a chance to join the Vihiga County qualifiers in the regional finals at Bukhungu Stadium on the 26th and 27th of August.
The Bungoma County finals will be held on Friday at the Pan Paper Grounds in Webuye, where Sirare Youth will face Compel Sportiff FC in the boys’ category and Brenda Girls from Webuye will play against Kim Girls from Mt. Elgon in the girls’ category.
Brenda Girls coach Dickson Simiyu thanked Safaricom for organizing the tournament and expressed confidence in his team’s performance.
“My team played well right from the ward level and remains undefeated in all the games we’ve played since the tournament started. We are hopeful of winning another victory in order to represent Bungoma county in the regional and national finals,” said Dickson.
On the other hand, the Busia County finals will take place on Saturday at Otimong Primary Grounds, where Kingandole Queens from Butula Constituency will clash with Chakol Girls from Teso South in the girls’ category and John Osogo from Budalangi will challenge Teens of Hope FC from Nambale Constituency in the boys’ category.
In addition, the Kakamega County finals will be staged on Sunday at Kakamega High School Grounds, where Lugusi Boys from Malava will meet The Menace FC in the boys’ category and Lugari Progressive from Lugari Constituency will contend with Kakamega Starlets in the girls’ category.
|County||Boys Team||Girls Team||Venue||Dates|
|Bungoma||Compel Sportiff FC Vs Sirare Youth||Brenda Girls Vs Kim Girls||Pan Paper- Webuye||11th .08.2023 (Friday)|
|Busia||John Osodo VsTeens of Hope||Kingandole Queens Vs Chakol Queens||Otimong Primary School||12th .08.2023 (Saturday)|
|Kakamega||Lugusi Boys Vs The Menace||Lugari Progressive Vs Kakamega Starlets||Kakamega High School||13th .08.2023 (Sunday)|
The three county finals come barely a week after Vihiga County hosted the first Safaricom Chapa Dimba County finals.
“So far, the tournament has recorded a great turnout right from the ward level. We are now ready and geared up for the county finals. We are happy that this time round we have awards for all teams that qualify for county finals, as it has really motivated more teams and players to participate,” said Ali Mustafa – FKF tournament co-ordinator, Busia County
Chapa Dimba Awards
The winners from both the boys’ and girls’ teams, and from every county will take home KES 75,000, with runners-up taking home KES 30,000.
The top scorers and Most Valuable Players (Golden Ball) from both the boys’ and girls’ teams will each receive KES 10,000, with the Best Goalkeeper also taking home a similar amount. In addition, a total of 150 players – Best Boy and Girl players – from every county and the winning Girls’ and Boys’ team at the National Final will receive TVET scholarships courtesy of the Safaricom and M-PESA Foundations.
This year’s Safaricom Chapa Dimba saw a total of 441 teams from the Western Region register to participate in the tournament, which kicked off on 8th July at the ward and sub-county levels.
Among the four counties, Kakamega had the highest number of teams with 162, followed by Bungoma (152), Busia (64), and Vihiga (63).
Registration is currently ongoing across different regions in the country.