Gor, Raiders sail through to Chapa Dimba national finals
Gor Mahia Youth crushed Slum Dwellers 3-0 to sail to the Chapa Dimba finals slated for next weekend at the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.
By whipping Kamukunji, the K’Ogalo junior side emerged as Nairobi boys’ champions and will relish the challenge that awaits them in Kakamega when they take on tougher opposition.
K’Ogalo broke the deadlock in the 17th minute via Otieno Sellassi who added the second in the 37th through a swiftly taken penalty kick.
Onyango Alpha then put the icing on the cake, scoring the third goal to seal the win.
Gor coach Matero Aziza could not hide his excitement after the game.“I am very impressed with the today’s game and I know my boys won’t disappoint me in the finals,” he said.
Earlier on at Stima Club grounds, Beijing Raiders also triumphed after putting up a marvelous performance, beating Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani 5-0 to claim the ladies title.
“This is a great moment for our team and we actually cannot hide our joy. It is really a big step for us. The journey has been long and winding for us but now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The national finals will not be a walk in the park but we will give it our best,” said Mark Okwiri, coach of Beijing Raiders.
Okwiri added that they are now looking forward to the grand finals in Kakamega.
The two winning teams each received a cash reward of Sh. 200,000 and will now proceed to the national finals set for March 22- 25 at the Bukhungu Stadium, while the Golden Boot and the Sh 30,000 cash award that came with it went to Gor’s Otieno Sellassi.
Matthew Mwendwa also walked away with Sh 30,000 after he was picked as the Most Valuable Player
The overall winner will receive Sh 1million and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.
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