Already the finals of Rift Valley, Eastern and Nyanza have been held where the winners of both the boys and girls categories waiting for the national finals that will be held in March in Nairobi.Four boys teams will take part in the North Eastern finals with the winning team walking away with a cash reward of Sh200, 000 and an opportunity to play in the national grand finale set for March this year.The four teams include; Jamia FC from Mandera, Ifpro from Garissa, Al-Hayat from Wajir and Jack Boys from Dadaab.“The tournament has been a success across the country right from the group stages as young players showcase their football prowess. We look forward to the same vigor from the North Eastern teams,” said Nick Mwendwa, Football Kenya Federation President.Over 300 games were played across North Eastern with 102 teams taking part in the matches that kicked off on 18th November 2017.“We are proud to be part of a competition that will produce the next generation of footballers for both local and foreign clubs as well as the national team. Already, we have seen success stories with David Majak who was the top scorer in the Rift finals and Fredrick Krop both from Kapenguria Heroes earning positions to play for a local premier league club,” Sylvia Mulinge, the Director -Consumer Business, Safaricom, said.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April this year.Kapenguria Heroes and Tar Tar Girls from Rift, Mwingi Junior Academy and Ngakaa Talent Academy from Eastern and Ombek red Devils and Plateau Queens from Nyanza are the teams that have qualified for the grand finale so far.Coast, Western, Central and Nairobi regions are also scheduled to hold their regional finals in the next few weeksSafaricom has invested Sh100m towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The four teams include; Jamia FC from Mandera, Ifpro from Garissa, Al-Hayat from Wajir and Jack Boys from Dadaab. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – After taking a break, the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament resumes this weekend with the North Easter region finals that will be played at the Garissa University.This will be the fourth regional final of the youth tournament which aims at scouting for talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team.
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) With the Cardinals expected to take at least one quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft, the quarterback showcase day at the NFL Combine was as important as any.While many were impressed by Josh Allen’s size and arm strength, there were other quarterbacks to analyze as options for the Cardinals with the 15th pick.Related LinksJosh Allen draws comparisons to Carson Wentz at NFL CombineArizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerJosh Rosen impressed with his effort in the deep route drill. While not able to launch the ball as far or as high as Allen, Rosen, the UCLA product, dropped his passes in with a little more accuracy and on stride with his receivers. Rosen deep throws. Fire pic.twitter.com/ChranGZ6b0— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) March 3, 2018 “Every ball that this kid throws, he’s on balance, he’s got a really nice feel for touch and accuracy,” said Mike Mayock of NFL.com about Rosen in his day two combine takeaways.Another quarterback linked to the Cardinals in mock drafts was Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. What Mayfield lacks in size he mades up for in swagger.During the deep ball drills the Heisman Trophy winner could be seen whispering to another quarterback prospect saying, “nothing impresses me.”#NFLCombine #BakerMayfield #OscarsBaker Mayfield whispers his opinion to Logan Wodside about other prospects at NFL combine : “Nothing impresses me” pic.twitter.com/a6QbD0zVJj— Ledyard (@2waydef) March 4, 2018Sam Darnold from USC did not participate in the throwing portion of the combine but clocked in with a 4.85 40-yard dash and a 6.96 in the 3-cone drill. His time in the 3-cone drill was 5th best among quarterbacks.NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew offered his take on who popped and who flopped over the combine and ranked his top five quarterbacks based strictly on the combine drills and not based on the film or interviews. 3 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling