Mombasa Teams Win Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Finals
Nairobi, Kenya – April 8th 2019… Mombasa teams, Shimanzi Youth and Changamwe Ladies are the winners of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast region finals.
Home team and crowd favourites Shimanzi Youth emerged victoruous after beating Maweni United from Malindi by two goals to one at Bomu Grounds, Changamwe.
The Most Valuable Player in the tournament, Cedrick Asmani netted the first goal for Shimanzi Youth in the 35th minute. Safari Juma scored the second goal just before half time to seal the win for Shimanzi Youth. Dennis Okwaro scored the consolation goal for Maweni United in the 74th minute.
“We are very happy to have won the title this round. We lost it last season, but today is our happy day. The boys have been training so hard focusing on the top spot. We are not stopping at this because our eyes are set in the national finals. We will continue our trainings as we prepare for the national finals,” said Christine Nanjala, Coach Shimanzi Youth.
Changamwe Ladies clinched the top spot in the girls’ category after beating Malindi’s Solwogidi one goal to nil, thanks to Issa Hadwa last minutes’ header.
“It was a challenge to play on the tuft under floodlights because it was our first time ever to play under such conditions. Our opponents were tough as well but we managed to get a goal. Our win today is a great motivation to the team and we are determined to excel in the national finals,” said Joyce Hamisi, Top Scorer, Changamwe Ladies.
The winners each received a cash reward of KES 200,000 and have booked spots in the National finals set for June this year. The runners-up also pocketed KES 100,000 each
Already, Kajiado’s Al Ahly and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley, Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern have booked their tickets for the national finals as well.
This year, an all-star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides. The competition now moves to Thika for the Central regional finals set for 13th and 14th of April.
- Most Valuable Players
Ashanti Shanzera – Solwogidi (Girls)
Cedrick Asmani – Shimanzi Youth (Boys)
- Golden Boot/Top Scorer
Ngao Evans – Maweni United (3 goals) – Boys
Hamisi Joyce – Changamwe Ladies (3 goals) – Girls
- Best Keeper/ Golden Glove
Iswalehe Chuo – Shimanzi Youth (Boys)
Micky Khode – Solwogidi (Girls)