Nairobi Kenya – Tuesday 7th May 2019  The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team successfully landed in Barcelona today ahead of their ten-day training camp with the Spanish La-Liga sides.

The players left Nairobi, JKIA on Monday 6th May at 22:45pm and landed in Dubai on Tuesday at 4:45 am for a layover to Barcelona. They left Dubai Airport to Barcelona at 8:00am landing in Catalonia, Spain at 3:00pm Kenyan time.

The team consists of 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls who were scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals played between the months of September 2018 – April 2019.

“It is thrilling to be in another country, meet new people and experience new culture. I am expecting a lot in terms of skill development, trainings and football generally from the interactions we are going to have with the La Liga coaches and players. This is a lifetime experience which I am too excited about,” said Enos Wanyama, an All-Star player from South B United.

The players will have a rest today and start their training tomorrow. They will play against the local youth sides, watch a live match between Barcelona and Gatafe on 12th May at Camp Nou and have an opportunity to tour the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona which is known for its art and architecture during their stay in Spain.

The players were accompanied by two coaches – Pauline Awuor of Acakoro Ladies and Ted Amumala of Lugari Blue Saints. The two were selected through a draw conducted on 28th April at Gymkhana Grounds during the Nairobi regional finals.

“It is exciting that we are finally in Barcelona for the training camp. We are looking forward to a very fruitful and interactive sessions with the La Liga sides for the duration of stay.  We have to take something new back home at the end of it all,” said Pauline Awuor – Coach Acakoro Ladies.

Below are players who are members of the All-Star team;

BOYS Details
  Player Gender Team Region
1 Atem Kato John Boys The Saints Western
2 Saeed Aleeley Sheikh Boys The Saints Western
3 Ibrahim Ochieng Owino Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
4 Benson Ochieng Boys Manyatta United Nyanza
5 Ibrahim Abdisalan Abdullah Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
6 Abdille Abdirahman Ali Boys Isiolo Young stars Eastern
6 Alex Onchwari Boys White Rhino Rift Valley
7 Abdirahim Ali Mohamed Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
8 Marion Idd Boys Al Ahly Rift Valley
9 Joy king lady Kwale Starlets
10 Benson Githinji Njenga boys Shimanzi youth Coast
11 Cedric Asmani Boy Shimanzi youth Coast
12 Mutuma John Kagendo Boys Lufa Central
13 Mengitsu Lual Boys Euronuts Central
14 Issa Minhaj boys Berlin FC North Eastern
15 Khalid Yusuf Boys Berlin FC North Eastern
16 Wanyama Enos Boys South B United Nairobi
17 Lewis Mbandi Esambo Boys Jericho Allstars Nairobi
1 Paulina Awuor coach Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
2 Ted Amumala coach Lugari Blue saints Western
GIRLS
  Player Gender Team Region
1 Stella Ahono Girls Bishop Njenga Western
2 Lavenda Murumwa Girls Bishop Njenga Western
3 Asher Achieng Otieno Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
4 Ivonne Ogada Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
5 Carolyne Rufa Girls NCEOD Queens Nyanza
6 Nuru Hensley Kasiwa Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
7 Daisy Chirchir Girls St Marys Ndovea Eastern
8 Cynthia Libondo Girls Kitale Queens Rift Valley
9 Claudia Kadenge Girls Itigo Girls Rift Valley
10 Aringo Catherine Girls Kwale Starlets Coast
 11  Joy King Lady  Girls  Kwale Starlets  Coast
12 Jane Njeri Girl Barcelona Central
13 Lutomia Miriam Girl Barcelona Central
14 Diana Haashina Ambani Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi
15 Iryn

 

 

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