‘Sakata Ball’ tournament returns in new name

Sakakta Ball is back and it’s now Chapa dimba na Safaricom.

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In 2010 and 2011, Sakata Ball was the brand name with The Safaricom Soccer Challenge, Live the Dream being the tagline before the tourney was cancelled in 2012.

Five years later, the competition has returned under ‘Chapa dimba na Safaricom’ banner with Twaweza as the tagline. Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is the tourney’s brand ambassador.

Age bracket for the edition has also been slightly changed to cover boys and girls between 16 and 20 years contrary to Sakata Ball’s 17 to 23 bracket.

While presiding over the launching event held at Railways Sports Club in the presence of Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa on Thursday, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore expressed his happiness for commissioning the start of the noble tournament.

Bungoma’s Bukembe Youth Academy were the 2010 champs then GFE 105 (boys) and Mathare Women (girls) emerged winners in 2011.

Winning team of the 2017 edition will get a chance to go for an international training camp in London next year and Kshs1 Million.

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