Urge to play for national team propelling Wiyeta’s Chapa Dimba star Musilivi
- Musilivi was the pillar to the Trans Nzoia county based school's performance as they easily defeated Nandi’s Itigo Girls 3-0 in the final to pocket Sh200,000 and book a ticket to represent the region in the national championship
The urge to play for the national women football team, Harambee Starlets is the key to Wiyeeta’s dependable midfielder Diana Musilivi performance in the just concluded Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Rift Region finals held at the Kericho Green Stadium over the weekend.
Musilivi was the pillar to the Trans Nzoia county based school’s performance as they easily defeated Nandi’s Itigo Girls 3-0 in the final to pocket Sh200,000 and book a ticket to represent the region in the national championship set for Mombasa in June, earning her the Most Valuable Player award.
“This win is the reward of the efforts that we have been putting and I believe we will be third time lucky, but first we will work out on a few things before heading to Mombasa for the nationals,” Musilivi told Citizen Digital.
Having won the National Secondary School football title nine times while also claiming the East African title on six ocassions, the Rift representatives will be aiming to win the Chapa Dimba title for the first time after failing to do so in the first two editions.
“We have won in East Africa but not this tournament. Our coach motivated us to try our best in Chapa Dimba so that we can use it to enhance our skills,” she added.
“My main target is to play for the national team,” she opined. ” As we go back to school to prepare for the nationals, I pray to God that the national scouts may come and see what we a doing, they will be impressed.”
Wiyeeta under coach Edgar Manyara, scored a total of 20 goals in Kericho; but its a far cry from what the coach expected.
“My target was to score at least 30 goals in the regional finals, now we are going to sharpen our striking force in order to do even better in Mombasa,” Manyara noted.
Wiyeta and Laiser Hill Academy who won the boys title, have now joined Nairobi’s Dagoretti Mixed High, Beijing Raiders from Starehe, Tumaini School from Makueni, Isiolo Starlets from Isiolo, North Eastern’s Berlin FC from Garissa, Coast region’s Yanga FC from Malindi, Kwale Ladies, Falling Waters from Laikipia and Ulinzi Youth from Nanyuki – all which have secured tickets to the national finals.
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