Kapenguria, Plateau win Chapa Dimba titles


Platuea Queens players return to the pitch after the break at the Bukhungu Stadium. (PHOTO/...
Platuea Queens players return to the pitch after the break at the Bukhungu Stadium. (PHOTO/Gathoni Kobia)

In Summary

  • Plateau Queens allowed Tartar Girls to score in the 88th minute to make it 1-1 before they atoned for their lapse with a 4-3 win in the post-match penalty to clinch the Safaricom Chapa Dimba tournament
  • Plateau Queens from Nyanza had taken the lead thanks to a 66th minute own goal before Jennifer Cheiyesh pulled one back in the dying minutes to keep her side's hope of bagging the KSh1 million prize money and a one-week trip to London intact

Plateau Queens allowed Tartar Girls to score in the 88th minute to make it 1-1 before they atoned for their lapse with a 4-3 win in the post-match penalty to clinch the Safaricom Chapa Dimba tournament.

Plateau Queens from Nyanza had taken the lead thanks to Valentine Awuor’s 66th minute own goal before Jennifer Cheiyesh pulled one back in the dying minutes to keep her side’s hope of bagging the KSh1 million prize money.

With the full time result ending all-square, the match went straight to the shootout where Plateau prevailed over their opponents from the Rift Valley to secure the glittering trophy and a one-week trip to London.

“This is a result of both team spirit and team work and I’m proud of my girls; it has not been easy since Tartar are a very tough team,” Plateau coach George Omondi told Citizen Digital after the match.

Milka Atieno, Mary Akumu, Rehema Adhiambo and Mercy Akinyi all scored their spotkicks for Plateau with Viona Nelima’s effort brushing against the post as it went outside.

Faith Omuyako, Beryl Eshitiku, Margaret Atieno scored from the spot for Tartar but Milka Awino and Lanoline Aoko were unable to hold their nerves from six-yards out with each firing wide off the mark.

“Big up Plateau Queens for being the first Chapa Dimba Ladies Champions. Looking forward to meeting you in London #Twaweza #ChapaDimbanaSafaricom,” Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama who is the event ambassador tweeted in congratulating the winning team.

Spot-on Heroes

The boys’ competition went the full distance again as Kapenguria Heroes and Gor Mahia Youth battled to a barren draw at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega with the former going on to win 3-0 in the shootout.

Kapenguria heroes shines after crushing Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in a penalty shootout after drawing nil nil in the regulation time.

Alpha Onyango,Peter Kamau and Keith Imbali all dispatched their spot-kicks for Kapenguria with Gabriel Poirot, Kennedy Wesonga and Steve Orare firing wide to crash their London dreams.

“I am very delighted this is a motivation for us, it has been a team work from the beginning till now,we really wanted to win especially that most of my players come from a very humble background therefore am very confident that this money will really help most of the families,” Kapenguria coach Simon Ayuma told Citizen Digital.

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