Manyatta Boys And Ndhiwa Queens Crowned Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nyanza Champions
Kisumu Kenya – Sunday 10th February 2019…Manyatta boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Homa Bay are the new Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nyanza region champions.
Ndhiwa Queens clinched the top spot in the girls’ category after they thrashed Manyatta United Girls three goals to nil (3-0) in an entertaining contest held under scorching heat at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
Ivone Ogada was first to find the back of the net in the 32nd minute making her the top scorer with seven (7) goals in two matches. Susan Ogindi gave the Queens a 2-0 lead in the 51st minute with Asher Achieng’ scoring the third just before full time.
In the boys’ finals, Manyatta boys emerged victorious after beating Nyamira Springs 5 goals to nil. With the home crowd cheering them on, the Kisumu based side took the lead in the 12th minute through Dennis Ayot. After missing a penalty in the 20th minute, Benson Ochieng bounced back by scoring a brace, making him the top scorer with five (5) goals. Clinton Bulimo also scored two goals.
Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa queens received a cash reward of KES 200,000 each and will now represent Nyanza region in the national finals scheduled for June 2019 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.
“The game was tough but our team stayed focused. We came into this tournament with only winning minds and yes, we made it. I have never scored such a goal before and I am so happy. We are glad because our struggles have borne fruits. We will keep training for the national finals and hope to bring the national title home”, said Asher Achieng’– Scorer, Ndhiwa Queens.
At the grand finale, the winning boys’ and girls’ teams will each walk away with KES 1 million shillings in prize money. An All-star team will also be selected from the eight (8) regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.
“We’ve had a very entertaining though tough match today and we are glad we’ve made it. We have had serious trainings and we take this tournament with all the seriousness it deserves. We thank God for this victory. You can never predict football outcome right all the time however, we will do our best to emerge victorious in the national finals,” said Isaya Opiyo –Coach, Manyatta Boys.
The competition now moves to Kitui showground in Kitui for the Eastern regional finals set for 9th and 10th March.
Manyatta United Girls 0:3 NCEOD Queens
NCEOD Queens (3)
Ogada Ivone -32rd Minute
Ogindi Susan – 51st Minute
Achieng’ Asher – 86th Minute
Manyatta Boys 5: 0 Nyamira Springs
John Atem Kato –38th Minute
Manyatta Boys (5)
Dennis Ayot -12th Minute
Benson Ochieng – 24th & 88th Minute
Clinton Bulimo – 50th & 74th Minute
Ibrahim Ochieng –Manyatta United (Boys)
Achieng Asher – NCEOD Queens (Girls)
Golden Boot/Top Scorer
Boys: Benson Ochieng – Manyatta Boys (5 goals)
Girls: Ivonne Ogada – NCEOD Queens (7goals)
Best Keeper/ Golden Glove
Boys: Munangwe – Manyatta Boys
Girls: Carolyne Rufa – NCEOD Queens