Tar Tar girls from Rift Valley region and Plateau Queens from Nyanza region cruised to the finals of the inaugural Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament after recording wins against Arch Bishop Njenga of Western region and Limuru Starlets from Central respectively in semifinals played in Bukhungu on Friday.
In the first semifinal Arch Bishop Njenga from Western region struggled against Rift Valley’s TarTar Girls and was beaten 2-0 despite thrashing Nairobi’s Beijing raiders 7-1 in the quarterfinals.
Martha Nanjala opened the scoring in the 36th minute to hand Tar Tar a lead before the halftime mark. After a 15 minutes rest the young talented girls led by the former AFC Leopards and Kakamega Homeboys skipper Andrew Diego were up again to showcase their ability, Nanjala Lindi scoring the second in the 59th minute to seal a spot in the Safaricom sponsored tournament on Saturday.
In the second semifinal, Plateau Queens defeated Limuru Starlets 6-0.
Mercy Akinyi stepped up to help her team reach finals after she netted four goals and provided two assists for the two goals that were scored by Margret Otieno and Awour Valentine.
Both teams that lost at semifinal received a cheque of Kshs. 250,000, medals and certificates from Safaricom which were presented by Western FKF NEC member Mr. Tony Kweya and FKF North Western Branch Chair Mr. Erick Makokha.
The boy’s semifinal matches are scheduled for tomorrow with the first match pitting hosts Mukumu Boys against Gor Mahia Youth at 10:00 am to be followed by Rift Valley’s Kapenguria Heroes against Ombek Red Devils from Nyanza.
The finals which are expected to be graced by Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa will be played on Sunday with winners pocketing Kshs. 1million each and a one-week training camp in London.