Bishop Njengaa to face Ibinzo in Chapa Dimba Western final


Bishop Njengaa to face Ibinzo in Chapa Dimba Western final
Cynthia Nekesa (10) of Ibinzo girls tackles Lavenoa Anoawa (5) of Kingandole girls during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba season two, Western region semi-finals at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega ahead of the finals tomorrow. Ibinzo qualified for the finals after scoring 2-1.

In Summary

  • Defending champions Bishop Njenga from Lugari and Kakamega’s Ibinzo will tomorrow battle for the Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom girls’ title.
  • Team captain Violet Wanyonyi scored the only goal in the semifinal game against Brenda Girls from Bungoma to fire them to the finale, where they'll face Ibinzo Girls  who beat Busia’s Kigandole 2 - 1 to cruise through.

Defending champions Bishop Njenga from Lugari and Kakamega’s Ibinzo will tomorrow battle for the Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom girls’ title.

Team captain Violet Wanyonyi scored the only goal in the semifinal game against Brenda Girls from Bungoma to fire them to the finale, where they’ll face Ibinzo Girls  who beat Busia’s Kigandole 2 – 1 to cruise through.

In the boys’ category, The Saints from Butere, Mumias will face Lugari Blue Saints after thrashing Vihiga’s Ebbu Stars 4-0. Lugari were 2-0 winners over Bukembe Friends from Bungoma.

“We have had a great match today and I am glad we made it to the finals! We have been training hard for this tournament and we hope to go through to national finals. We are looking forward to a good game tomorrow,” Kilobi Anacklate, coach of  Ibinzo Girls, said after the victory.

The winners in tomorrow’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Ksh. 200,000 and proceed to the national finals set for June 2019 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru, where the winning boys’ and girls’ teams will each walk away with Ksh 1 million shillings in prize money.

“We believe that this is our season and we must win through to National Finals. I hope to make it to the all-star team that will go to Spain for training as well. We have good coaches and we play together as a team. We understand each other well and this is our secret to success,” Saints captain, Atem Kato  said.

After Kakamega, the competition moves to Moi Stadium in Kisumu for the Nyanza regional finals next month.

This year, an all-star team will be also selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.

From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.

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