Vihiga’s champion Ebwali Boys will battle with Compel Sportif from Bungoma in the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Western region finals set for Sunday 27 August at the Bukhungu Stadium.
This is after eliminating Menace from Kakamega 3-2 in the last match of the day’s semifinals attended by thousands of fans.
Ebwali took the lead in the 12th minute through Austin Ondongo as Sharif Muranda equalized for The Menance via a free kick to end the 1st half.
Tom Oserio restored Ebwali’s lead in the early minutes of the 2nd half, Derrick Oketch made it 3-1 in the 65th minute as Menace made the final minutes come back when Muranda scored his second goal via a penalty but Ebwali hanged on to win and sail into the final.
In the first boys semifinal, Compel Sportif’s from Bungoma booked their spot in the final after sinking Busia’s John Osogo on 5-3 penalties after a 3-3 draw in regular time.
Titus Gambo fired a hat trick for Compel Sportif as Ibramovic Twalaha, Victor Mango and Silvester Adundo scored a goal each for John Osogo.
In the Girls’ category, the home team and region’s reigning champions Lugari Progressive eliminated Maroon Queens from Vihiga County 3-0, courtesy of Marion Musanga’s goal in the 44th minute, Linda Achieng’s strike three minutes after the break and Mitchel Jepkogoi’s header in 11 minutes before the end of the match.
Lugari Progressive coached by former Kenyan international Fred Serenge will now face off Brenda Girls from Bungoma who secured their slot in the finals after hammering Chakol Mixed 4-1.
Brenda Girls bounced back from a goal down at the break to score four times in the second half courtesy of a brace by Esther Mukhwana and goals by Lavenda Nasambu and Joina Namukuru.
The winners in each category (boys and girls) will take home KES. 250,000 and book a slot to represent the region at the national finals set for early next year in Nairobi as runners-up teams take home KES.150, 000 each.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP), Best Goalkeeper and Top Scorer (boys and girls) will each receive KES. 30,000.