Kajiado’s Al-Ahly And Kitale Queens Win Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Finals
Kitale Queens and Al-Ahly FC are the 2019 Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Valley winners.
The two teams booked their national finals slots after emerging top during the regional finals held at the Eldoret ASK Showground.
Kitale Queens over-powered Nandi’s Itigo Girls thrashing them four goals to nil to emerge winners in the Girls’ category. Malondo Agnelita scored a hat trick for her team finding the back of the net on the 35th minute, 45th minute and at 69th minute before Cynthia Libondo sealed the win for the Queens on the 74th minute.
“We have 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 basic reason I scored more goals in the match. We look forward to being national champions in June at Kinoru,” said Cynthia Libondo, MVP & Captain, Kitale Queens.
It was a tough match between Uasin Gishu’s Tumkas FC and Kajiado’s Al-Ahly in the Boys’ finals ending in a nil–nil draw in normal time. Al-Ahly won the match scoring thrice in the post –match penalty shootout.
“The game was very tough as our opponents were equally good. Our win today is great news to the people of Kajiado and we are 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.
The winners received a cash reward of KES 200,000 each and now joins 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 KES 100,000 each among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propel 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.
Itigo Girls 0: 4 Kitale Queens
Kitale Queens (4)
- Agnelita Marondo -35th, 45th & 69th Minute
- Cynthia Libondo – 74th Minute
Tumkas FC 1: 4 Al –Ahly – (Post –match penalties)
- Cynthia Lobondo - Kitale Queens (Girls)
- Abdirahm Ali Mohamed – Al-Ahly (Boys)
- Golden Boot/Top Scorer
Ochieng Lameck – Tumkas FC (1 goal)
Kipruto Brian – Tumkas FC (1 Goal)
Abdullahi Abdirahman – Al-Ahly (1goal)
Leshan William – White Rhino (1goal)
Agnelita Marondo – Kitale Queens
- Best Keeper/ Golden Glove
Marion Idd –Al-Ahly
Maureen Areciana – Itigo