Gor Youth set tantalizing date with Slum Dwellers in Chapa Dimba final


Gor Youth set tantalizing date with Slum Dwellers in Chapa Dimba final
Gor Mahia player Tony Kegode (left) strikes the ball past Kamukunji High Player Kiama Duane during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional Semifinals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika rd. Gor Mahia qualified for the Finals after scoring Kamukunji High 3-1.

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia Youth FC from Makadara and Slum Dwellers from Westlands will tomorrow (Sunday) battle for the Nairobi region supremacy in the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football competition.
  • K’Ogalo qualified for finals after beating Kamukunji High 3-1 as Slum Dwellers managed a 3-1 post-match penalty victory against South B United from Starehe after a 1:1 draw in regulation time.
  • Beijing Raiders from Starehe who won 7-2 against Kangemi Ladies from Westlands as Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani managed a slim win of 1:0 against rivals Soweto Queens

Gor Mahia Youth FC from Makadara and Slum Dwellers from Westlands will tomorrow (Sunday) battle for the Nairobi region supremacy in the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football competition.

K’Ogalo qualified for finals after beating Kamukunji High 3-1 as Slum Dwellers managed a 3-1 post-match penalty victory against South B United from Starehe after a 1:1 draw in regulation time.

It was a tough match for K’Ogalo who played one-man less after Omwenga Dickson was given a red card for rough play in a pouring rain.

Earlier, in the girls’ category, it was a goal galore for Beijing Raiders from Starehe who won 7-2 against Kangemi Ladies from Westlands as Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani managed a slim win of 1:0 against rivals Soweto Queens. Beijing Raiders will face Acakoro Ladies tomorrow in the finals.

“Today’s match was very challenging since six of my players had knee injuries but I am glad we made it.  We will face one of the toughest teams in Nairobi tomorrow in the finals but we are looking forward to a good game. We must triumph”, said Pauline Awuor, coach of Acakoro Ladies.

Eight teams took part in the semifinals of the tournament held at Stima Club Grounds, Nairobi.

Soweto Queens player Mary Thambi (left) controls the ball past Acakoro Player Diana Hashina(Right) during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional Semifinals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Acakoroqualified for the Finals after scoring Soweto girls 1-0.

“The weather was not favourable today but we did our best. We are looking forward to wining tomorrow and joining others for the national finals. God willing we will fly to London. We play and train together and that is our secret to success,” said Chris Alpher, the captain of Gor Mahia Youth FC.

The winners in tomorrow’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Sh 200,000 and will proceed to the national finals set for March 22- 25 March, this year. The first runners-up will also receive a cash reward of Shs 100,000 each.

So far, Rift valley, Eastern, Nyanza, North Eastern, Coast, Western and Central regions have produced teams for the national finals set for Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County.

Fans cheer their favourite teams during the Nairobi Region Semifinals of Chapa Dimba naSafaricom held at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road.

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 2018.

Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for the renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.

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