During the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Central region finals held in Thika over the weekend, Euronuts from Kiambu in the boys category and Barcelona Ladies from Laikipia emerged as the winners.
In the girls match, Barcelona Ladies thrashed defending champions Limuru Starlets two goals to one to emerge as the winners. Jane Njeri scored a brace seeing the back of the net at 7th and 75th minutes to give her team the victory. She was crowned the top scorer with a total of six (6) goals in two matches. Ngonyo Florence scored a consolation goal for Limuru Starlets just before full time ending the march at 2-1 in full time.
Jane Njeri, from Barcelona Ladies had this to say, “I am very delighted for what we have achieved as a team. Scoring six goals couldn’t have been possible without team work. We will keep up our training routines as we prepare for the national finals. This is a very important moment for us.”
In the boy’s finals, Euronuts successfully defended their title against Lufa Graduates scoring two goals to one in regulation time. Lual Mengistu gave the Kiambu based side an early lead in the 6th minute, setting pace for ‘nuts’. George Ndungu netted the second goal at 35th minute to seal the win for the Euronuts. Lorere Daniel brought Lufa Graduates back into the game at 65th minutes but it was too little too late for the Laikipia’s side who conceded a 2:1 defeat.
Barcelona and Euronuts received a cash reward of KES 200,000 each and will now represent Central region in the national finals scheduled for June 2019 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.
The competition now moves to Garissa for the North Eastern region final on 24th and 25th April 2019 then Nairobi region on 27th and 28th of April as the race to La Liga heats up.