May 20, 2024

Barcelona, Plateau Queens through to Chapa Dimba Girls Finals

Barcelona, Plateau Queens through to Chapa Dimba Girls Finals

Plateau Queens advanced to the semi-finals after overcoming Changamwe Ladies from Mombasa with a 2-0 win, while Barcelona Ladies SC delivered an astounding 18-0 triumph over Wajir Girls

The National Safaricom Chapa Dimba finals burst into action on Thursday, igniting Kisumu town with thrilling preliminary matches in anticipation of Sunday's grand finale. 

Held at Mamboleo Stadium in Kisumu County, the national finals signify the culmination of a highly successful grassroots tournament spanning all eight regions of Kenya, featuring over 3,353 teams while giving rare opportunities  to over  60,300 players.

The ultimate victors in both the boys' and girls' categories will each claim a prize of 1 million shillings and an opportunity to secure TVET Scholarships, courtesy of Safaricom.

In the girls' semi-finals held on Friday, Plateau Queens, also known as Nyakach Girls and Laikipia's Barcelona Ladies SC, both secured their spots in the national finals. Plateau Queens dominated Brenda Girls from Bungoma County with a resounding 5-1 victory, while Barcelona Ladies staged a remarkable comeback from a goal down to defeat Rift Valley's defending champions, Wiyeta Girls, 2-1 in a fiercely contested semi-final.

Plateau Queens advanced to the semi-finals after overcoming Changamwe Ladies from Mombasa with a 2-0 win, while Barcelona Ladies SC delivered a commanding performance with an astounding 18-0 triumph over Wajir Queens.

 


Following their semi-final victory, Chrispine Odindo, Head Coach of Plateau Queens, expressed his elation, stating, "We are thrilled to have secured our place in the finals after a challenging match against the Western regional champions, Brenda Girls. They posed a physical challenge, but we managed to penetrate their defense. As former champions of season one, our aim is nothing short of claiming the trophy for the second time."

The boys' semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, featuring Ebwali Boys from the Western region facing off against Rift Valley's PASC Langa, while the home team, Obunga FC, will battle Mombasa's Bandari Youth for a spot in the final showdown.