Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom western region finals came to a climax on Sunday at Kanduyi Stadium with Mukumu Boys from Kakamega wining the boys’ title and Bishop Njenga Girls from Lugari clinching the girls’ trophy.
Mukumu boys registered 2:0 goals over Lugari Blue Saints with Bishop Njega beating Kakamega’s Shinyalu 1:0 in thrilling final matches.
The winners received a cash reward of Shs 200,000 each and will now represent Western region in the national finals scheduled for 24th and 25th March this year. The first runners-up also received a cash reward of Shs 100,000 each.
“Our win today is a dream come true and we will never stop fighting till the very end. Our focus is in London and the national finals’ prize money,” said Patrick Baraza, Coach – Mukumu Boys
“It’s a good feeling to win against a tough team in a tough match like today’s. Our opponents are known giants in this region and this is a proof of good training. We look forward to going for the football clinic in London after winning the national finals,” said Violet Wanyonyi, Captain – Bishop Njenga.
The teams that have so far earned a ticket to the national finals include Kapenguria Heroes and Tar Tar Girls-Rift, Mwingi Junior Academy and Ngakaa Talent Academy-Eastern, Ombek Red Devils and Plateau Queens – Nyanza, Shimba Hills and Waa Girls-Coast as well as Al-Hayat FC representing North Eastern region. Central and Nairobi regions will also hold their regional finals in the next few weeks.
At the grand finale, the winning team will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.
Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.
Bishop Njenga 1:0 Shinyalu Youth
- Bishop Njenga ()
- Wanyonyi Violet -49th Minute
- Mukumu Boys 2:0 Lugari Blue Saints
- Odero Peterlis – 69th Minute
- Mang’eni Alvin – 77th Minute
- Alvin Mang’eni – Mukumu Boys (Boys)
- Miriam Orapidi – Bishop Njenga (Girls)
- Top Scorer
Brian Chala-Mukumu Boys
Noel Kipleting-Lugari Blue Stars
Wanyonyi Violet- Bishop Njenga
Manto Sharon – Bishop Njenga
Opise Sharleen – Shinyalu
- Best Keeper
Maxwell Mulili-Mukumu Boys
Stela Ahono – Bishop Njenga