Former Barcelona winger to grace Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom finals

Edison Mlewa of Breezeham football team (L) tackles the ball past Bajila Salim of Iqra FC (R) during a past Safaricom Chapa Dimba game.8 teams are set to battle it out for the coast regional cup this coming saturday PHOTO file

Former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia will grace the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final set for Kinoru stadium, Meru County between June 20th – June 23rd 2019.

The Legendary Spanish footballer will feature in this season’s finale as a LaLiga ambassador and will take part in some mentorship clinics. He will also attend the semifinal and final games of the tournament.

Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will battle it out to be crowned national champions and a chance to walk away with KES 1 million in cash as well as phones and airtime.

Garcia played for top European clubs including Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. He played 150 games in LaLiga scoring 22 goals. He represented his country 20 times and was a member of Spain’s 2006 World Cup squad.

The Spanish Star also played for Liverpool in the English Premier League winning the Champions League in that time.

“We urge our youth teams who will be in Meru to use this opportunity to gain as much knowledge and skills as possible from him during the mentorships sessions,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer – Safaricom.

The national finals follows a series of regional finals played across the eight regions with over 1,600 teams taking part in the tournament that begun in October 2018 with group stages.