Wiyeta Girls seeking Chapa Dimba glory


Judith Musimbi (center) of Wiyeta Girls dribbles past Londu Teresa and Akinyi of Nyakach Girls ...
Judith Musimbi (center) of Wiyeta Girls dribbles past Londu Teresa and Akinyi of Nyakach Girls in their semi final match. Wiyeta booked their place in the finals with a 2-0 win. PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • Wiyeta Girls will be seeking for glory as Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tourney heads to Kericho Green Stadium for the Rift regional finals on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Since the grassroots tournament started three years ago, Wiyeta, a football powerhouse in the country have only come closer to the regional finals for the past two seasons before edging their bitter rivals Tartar Girls en route to this year’s finals.

Wiyeta Girls will be seeking glory as Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tourney heads to Kericho Green Stadium for the Rift regional finals on Saturday and Sunday.

Since the grassroots tournament started three years ago, Wiyeta, a football powerhouse in the country have only come closer to the regional finals for the past two seasons before edging their bitter rivals Tartar Girls en route to this year’s finals.

According to head coach Edgar Manyara, her queens are now ready for the big stage with their target being to reach the national finals primed for June.

“We want to reach the nationals and as well showcase our young talents who I know are ripe even for the national team. For us a lot is stake at this tournament and that is why we have prepared well for it,” said Manyara.

With the region’s and national champions Kitale Queens having exited the tournament, a new champion will be crowned from the four semifinalists with Itigo Girls (Nandi), Achievers (Kajiado) and Bomet Queens from Bomet joining Wiyeta.

Wiyeta will have to edge Bomet Queens in order to storm to the finals slated for Sunday and Manyara is optimistic his squad will outshine their opponents.

“Of course, at this stage every team is very competitive at their own right and for us we take each game very seriously,” said the Mathematics and Biology teacher.

The team will however miss the services of Harambee Starlets forward Jentrix Shikangwa who is ineligible to participate in the tournament and is currently with the national team in Turkey.

In the boys’ category, Kapenguria Heroes from West Pokot will be looking to reclaim their lost glory but they will first have to make it past White Rhino from Transmara with Laiser Hill Academy from Kajiado taking on Tumkas FC from Uasin Gishu in the boys’ semis.

 

 

 

 

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