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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars pick first win in Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain – Tuesday 14th May 2019  Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars boys’ last evening won their second friendly match against Sant Gabriel of Spain scoring 2-1 in regulation time.

Benjamin Njenga of Shimanzi Youth and Lual Mengistu of Euronuts found the target each as the All-Stars came from a goal behind to edge out the home team Sant Gabriel 2- 1.

However, their girls’ counterparts were not lucky as they went down 2-0 to a tactical Sant Gabriel girls at the same venue in a late kick-off.

“We’ve played a good game today. Our midfield was in control and we really had good ball possession. We have gelled together as a team and the trainings are not in vain. We were able to score goals based on the skills we have been learning from our coaches and that is what really count for us,” said Enock Wanyama, an All-Star player from South B United.

The boys showed an improved performance compared to their opening friendly. The team put to practice what they were taught in training by possessing the ball, building from the back to see them dominate the midfield.

The All-Stars boys and girls had gone through a-2 hour training in the morning of the match-day with their La Liga coaches taking them through ball passing, agility and opening up space before heading to their hotel for a 6 hour rest.

The win for the boys meant that they picked their first victory in Spain after losing 5-3 to Reus Deportiu in their opening friendly match played at their training venue, Futbol Salou in Cambrils.

The team comprising of 32, will have a rest day in their seventh day in training before embarking on training on Wednesday.

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 Enock Boys South B United Nairobi
17 Lewis 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 Iryne Atieno Girl Acakoro Ladies Nairobi

…ENDS…

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