Chapa Dimba: Kajiado’s Al-Ahly and Kitale Queens win Rift Finals

Kitale Queens and Al-Ahly FC are the 2019 Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Valley Region winners.

The two teams booked their national finals slots after emerging top during the regional finals held at the Eldoret ASK Showground on Sunday 24th March.

Kitale Queens 4-0 Itigo Girls

Kitale Queens over-powered Nandi’s Itigo girls thrashing them 4-0 to emerge winners in the girls’ category. Malondo Agnelita scored a hat trick for her team seeing the back of the net in the 35th minute, 45th minute and at 69th minute before Cynthia Libondo sealed the win for the Queens in the 74th minute.

“We’ve been working hard for this tournament winning against very tough teams along the way. We work as a team and this has earned us good results. This is the main reason why I became the MVP in the tournament. We look forward to being national champions in June at Kinoru,” said Cynthia Libondo, MVP & Captain, Kitale Queens. 

Al Ahly 3-1 Tumkas (post-match penalties)

It was a tough match between Uasin Gishu’s Tumkas FC and Kajiado’s Al-Ahly in the boys’ finals ending in a 0-0 draw in normal time.  Al-Ahly won the match 3-1 in a tense post –match penalty shootout.

“The game was very tough as our opponents were equally good. Our win today is a great news to the people of Kajiado and we’re very happy. We plan to go back to the drawing board and build our skills as we soldier to the national finals. We are looking forward to a great history,” said Hassan Abdirahman, Coach Al-Ahly.

Rewards

The winners received a cash reward of Ksh 200,000 each and now join Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals.

The runners-up also pocketed Ksh 100,000 each among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propellingng gifted players to the national team.

This year an all-star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.

Results

Girls

Itigo Girls 0: 4 Kitale Queens

SCORERS -Girls

Kitale Queens (4)

Agnelita Marondo -35th , 45th & 69th Minute

Cynthia Libondo  – 74th Minute

Boys

Tumkas FC 1: 4 Al –Ahly – (Post –match penalties)

AWARDS

1.    MVPs

Cynthia Lobondo   – Kitale Queens (Girls)

Abdirahm Ali Mohamed – Al-Ahly (Boys)

2.    Golden Boot/Top Scorer

Boys

Ochieng Lameck – Tumkas FC (1 goal)

Kipruto Brian – Tumkas  (1 Goal)

Abdullahi Abdirahman – Al-Ahly (1goal)

Leshan William – White Rhino (1goal)

Girls

Agnelita Marondo – Kitale Queens

3.    Best Keeper/ Golden Glove

Boys

Marion Idd –Al-Ahly

Girls

Maureen Areciana – Itigo