Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom victors bag great rewards

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Brian Lumumba of Kapenguria Heroes receiving his award
Brian Lumumba of Kapenguria Heroes receiving his award

Winners of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament which came to a conclusion on Sunday, have heavily benefitted from their inspiring performances. Both winners from the Boys’ category and Girls’ category Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens from Nyanza respectively received Kshs. 1 million. The Kapenguria Heroes defeated favourites Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties after a barren draw in normal time, while Plateau Queens defeated Tar Tar 4-3 in post match penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

There were sterling performances throughout the tournament with the finals serving up some of the best individual performances. Kapenguria Heroes’ Brian Lumumba, a West Pokot County-based team custodian saved three penalties to remind more than 15,000 fans in Bukhungu stadium of Patrick Matasi, the Harambee Stars goalkeeper who saved three against Zanzibar heroes to emerge Cecafa tournament winners in December last year. Lumumba was awarded the best goalkeeper of the tournament award.

Moreover, David Majak also set up an interesting game to watch as he aroused his fans with sure dribbles and aerial balls during the match, eventually winning the most valuable player award. However, the golden boot accolade belonged to Ben Ogot from Ombek Red Devils, who scored four goals.

In the Girls’ category, after scoring five goals, Mercy Akinyi, arguably Plateau Queens’ best
player and captain scooped the Golden boot award as her team mate Beryl Eshiteku was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Judith Osimbo of Plateau queens won the Golden Glove Award.

Apart from pocketing Kshs 1 million, the winners will travel to London, where they’ll train for a week and meet the tournament’s brand ambassador, and Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama.