It’s Black Panthers v Tumaini in Eastern Chapa Dimba final
It’s Isiolo v Chuka,Black Panthers v Tumaini in Eastern Chapa Dimba final
Isiolo Starlets and Chuka University will face off in the girls final while Black Panther and Tumaini will take on each other in the boys’ final of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Eastern Region finals on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Isiolo thrashed Mabuu Queens 8-0 in the first semi of the day while Chuka University had to dig deep before seeing off season one winners Ngakaa Talents 2-1 in the second semi of the day.
In the boys’ category, Tumaini were no match from Moyale’s Biashara FC as they hammered them 7-1 to set up a date against Black Panthers who progressed on post match penalties after a toughly contested 3-3 draw in regular time with St. Daniel’s.
In the first boys’ semi, Yasin Mohamed scored four on his own as Tumaini went on destruct mode against Biashara. Moris Kapirante scored the other two with Moses Kinama adding another for the hefty victory.
Yasin broke the deadlock in the 10th minute before Kinama struck at the stroke of halftime to give his side a 2-0 lead at the break. Kapirante then made in a third in the second half. Biashara looked spirited to challenge with Mustapha Abdirahman scoring on the hour mark.
But, that couldn’t go on for long as Mohamed completed his hatrick with a quick double in the 81st and 84th minute to sink Biashara’s minute hopes. Two minutes later, Kapirante scored his second before Mohamed adding his fourth in the 89th minute.
In the second semi, Panthers twice came from behind to draw 3-3 with St. Daniels to force the game to penalties where they ultimately triumphed 7-6.
Jared Owili and Milton Lesuda gave St. Daniel’s a healthy 2-0 lead after 25 minutes, but complacency at the back cost them as they saw that lead wiped away within two minutes. Denis Murithi halved the deficit in the 37th minute and within a minute of him scoring, Preston Mwenda had drawn parity.
The Saints took the lead again in the 67th minute with Owili striking his second, but the hard working Panthers grabbed the equalizer with seven minutes left on the clock, Mwenda adding his second of the day.
In the girls’ category, Isiolo were on eight star mode. It took them 24 minutes to get their party started when Nasibo Wario broke the deadlock. Shortly after, Nasibo Ibrahim doubled the tally just three minutes later before Kula Dida stretched the lead to 3-0 10 minutes later.
Ibrahim then added her second of the morning three minutes to the break as the girls from Isiolo went to the breather 4-0 up. In the second half picked up the tempo, Guyatu Halaike making it 5-0 in the 57th minute before Wario also doubled her tally in the 61st minute to make it 6-0.
Halima Tadicha then notched her own brace within a space of four minutes, making it 7-0 in the 79th and eight seven minutes to the final whistle.
In the second girls’ semi Chuka had to come from a goal down to beat Ngakaa Talents who won the first edition of the Chapa Dimba tournament. Samantha Adhiambo gave the former champions a dream start with a goal nine minutes from halftime and they looked well on course to sail to the finale.
But, they couldn’t withstand second half pressure from Chuka in the second half with Susan Wanjeri drawing her side level just four minutes after the restart.
The contest grew to enormous levels in the ensuing minutes and when it seemed that the game was headed for a tie, Wanjeri popped up once again five minutes to full time, notching the winner and sending her team to the final.