Champion’s Strategy in Winning the 1M Cash Prize in Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Tournament

When her team was crowned the Eastern region champion in the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom competition, Venyc Rabera was over the moon as she celebrated with her teammates.

Weeks of hard work and commitment paid off with the victory which was a testament to the adage that in football, you have to fight to achieve your dream.

The hard fought 2-1 victory by St Mary’s Ndovea at Kitui showgrounds was a show of resilience and absolute grit as Rabera and her teammates came together from a goal down to clinch the girls’ title.

After the thrilling match, an elated Rabera, disclosed their winning formula after a series of avoidable mistakes in their previous matches.

She explained, “We met as a team and analysed our previous matches and strategized on what to improve on.”

She attested to discipline playing a vital role in improving their team dynamics.

“We have been training everyday in the morning and in the afternoon to get used to each other. It's all about training and putting in the effort.

“We understand each other's weaknesses so that when it comes to the game we can cover each other's backs. And that is what has brought us this far and we expect to go even further in this competition,” she conveyed.

On her part, Kula Dida from Sakuu Queens which fell to St. Mary’s was grateful for the opportunity to compete in the regional tourney.

“Even though we lost, the team has learnt from our mistakes and we shall work on them in order to win next time,” she explained.

Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them - a desire, a dream, a vision to excel in whatever they set out to do.

You have to sacrifice and work hard for it because winning doesn’t come easy and these qualities are on full display as talented youth face off at the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom competition.

The competition will move to Bomu stadium in Changamwe, Mombasa county for the coast regional finals slated for Saturday 6th and Sunday7th of April.

The games will see youth teams from the coastal region battle it out for supremacy and a chance to play in the national finals set for June in Meru County.

Regional winners will receive a cash reward of Kshs 200,000 each and join Kitale queens and Al-Ahly FC from Rift Valley, Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals.

The runners-up will also pocket Kshs 100,000 each among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football and ultimately propel gifted players to the national team.

Come cheer your favourite teams this weekend as you enjoy the best of Kenyan football.

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