Chapa Dimba: 8 storm into Western Regional finals

Thursday November 9 2017

Football Kenya Federation vice president Doris Petra (left) joins Chapa Dimba tournament director Chris Amimo during the Chapa Dimba Rift Valley Finals draw at Kasarani on November 1, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY |

Football Kenya Federation vice president Doris Petra (left) joins Chapa Dimba tournament director Chris Amimo during the Chapa Dimba Rift Valley Finals draw at Kasarani on November 1, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY |  

By VINCENT OPIYO
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Eight teams have qualified for the Safaricom-sponsored Chapa Dimba Western Region finals set for December 2-3 at the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.

In the North Western sub-branch, Kapswokony advanced to the regional finals after beating Chelebei Boys 4-2 on post-match penalties following a goalless draw in regulation time. They edged out Ongarian 3-2 in a closely contested tie to storm into the last four.

Lugari Blue Saints joined Kapswokony after sinking ACK Sirende 2-0 in the final. Earlier on, Lugari had beaten 11 Stars 1-0, MSA by the same margin while MSA versus 11 Stars ended 2-0 in favour of the latter.

CHELEBEI THROUGH

In the girls’ category, Chelebei Secondary qualified from the Teso/Mt Elgon region after comfortably beating Kodema 2-0 in the final played at Malaba Stadium on November 5.

In the preliminary matches, Kibuk beat Kongit 2-0, Kodema upstaged Kikapel 2-0 while Chelebei edged out Kongit 3-1 and Kibuk 2-0 respectively before playing to a 2-2 draw with Kongit again.

In the Bungoma/Lugari region, Kavaywa Queens beat Nangili to book their slot in the regional finals.

In the preliminary matches, Classic Ladies lost 2-0 to Bishop Njenga. Earlier on, Bishop Njenga and Kavaywa had played out to a barren draw before Kavaywa humbled Classic Ladies 5-0.

Nangili narrowly beat Mabuye 1-0 while Nangili floored Muyungi 2-0. Muyugi and Mabuye had battled to a barren draw in an earlier match.

MUKUMU ADVANCE

In the western sub-branch boys’ category, Mukumu Boys beat Kima FC 4-3 on post-match penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

In the preliminaries, Kima beat Chavakali 5-4 on post-match penalties after a 0-0 draw while Mukumu Boys easily swept aside Emulakha FC 3-0.

In the Butere /Mumias/Busia region, Busia Wolves qualified for the regional finals after beating Emanami Muslims by a solitary goal in the final. Busia Wolves had thrashed Bulemia 6-0 in the only preliminary match played on Saturday.

Busia Wolves were later disqualified by the organising committee for fielding an ineligible player. Emanami Muslims replaced them.

In Kakamega/Vihiga region, Shinyalu stunned Lusengeli Galaxy 2-1 in the final at the Chavakali High School on November 5 in the girls’ category.

In the preliminary matches, Lusengeli Galaxy thrashed Khwiliba 4-0 while Khwiliba responded by humbling Vihiga Starlets 3-0.

Lusengeli Galaxy eased past Vihiga Starlets 4-1 while Shinyalu thumped Namatala 5-0.

In the Butere/Mumias/Busia region, Kingandole qualified after stopping Ibinda 3-0 in the sub-branch final.

QUALIFIED TEAMS

Boys

Kapswokony, Lugari Blue Saints, Mukumu Boys, Busia Wolves

Girls

Chelebei Secondary, Kivawya Queens, Shinyalu, Kingandole