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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;
|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|
|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|
|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|
|14||Diana Haashina Ambani||Girl||Acakoro Ladies||Nairobi|
|15||Iryne Atieno||Girl||Acakoro Ladies||Nairobi|