Berlin FC emerged as the winners of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom North Eastern region finals that were held yesterday at Garissa Teachers College.

Berlin FC beat Al-Ansar from Wajir 4-3 in post-match penalties after a goalless draw in normal time. Berlin FC qualified for the finals after they got a one nil victory against Dadaab FC in the semis.

Abdallah Marro, MVP and Berlin FC player, had this to say, “We are happy with our win and we thank God. The match was tough but we managed to score more goals in the penalty shootouts. I am more excited because I have also won in the most valuable player category. I owe this to the team support.”

The winning team received a cash reward of KES 200,000 and an opportunity to play in the national finals set for June 2019 in Meru where KES 1 million is at stake. The runners-up also pocketed KES 100,000 among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team.

As it is, Euronuts and Barcelona from Central region, Mombasa’s Shimanzi youth and Changamwe ladies, 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 the tickets for the national finals.

The competition moves to Nairobi this weekend, that is one the 27th and 28th April 2019 for the last regional final