Saints, Bishop Njenga crowned Chapa Dimba Western region champs
Lugari Blue Saints and Bishop Njenga Girls, both from Lugari are winners of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western edition.
Bishop Njenga triumphed after seeing off Kakamega’s Ibinzo Girls 2-0 with Sheila Wikonza and Maureen Omende scoring the goals in the second half.
On the other hand, Lugari Blue Saints came from a goal down to beat St Peters Boys 2-1 in entertaining boys final. Both matches were staged at Bukhungu Stadium.
After a goalless first half, Saint Peters opened the scoring through Atem Kato but Lugari equalised through Watson Anami before Reagan Mumela claimed the win.
“The game was tough as each team was dedicated to clinching the title. We are glad because our struggles have borne us fruits.
“ We have been training hard for this tournament and we hope to be the national champs,” Sheila Wikonza of Bishop Njenga Girls who found the target in the win said.
The winners received a cash reward of Ksh 200,000 each and will now represent Western region in the national finals scheduled for June 2019 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.
“Our dream of becoming the national champs has started well. We are glad that we have made it through to national finals already. I hope some of my players will also be named in the all–star team that will go to Spain for training. This has been a good journey for us as a team,” Lugari coach said Ted Omnala said.
At the grand final, the winning boys’ and girls’ teams will each pocket Ksh 1 million in prize money. An all-star team will also be selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.
The competition now moves to Moi Stadium in Kisumu for the Nyanza regional finals set for February 9-10.