Manyatta United & Al-Ahly are in the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom finals

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Manyatta United FC from Kisumu and Al-Ahly FC from Rift Valley have made it to the boys final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth tournament.

The Kisumu based Manyatta United beat the champions of Western, Lugari Blue Saints to qualify for finals scoring 2:1 in a semi-finals.

“The game was tensed and so tough. We had tough opponents who were equally fit. This was not easy but we did our best. We will face our opponents tomorrow in the finals with courage and hope to triumph,” said Ibrahim Ochieng, Striker, Manyatta United.

Al-Ahly FC from Rift Valley also qualified for finals after putting up a stunning game against South B United from Nairobi scoring 3:2 in a penalty shootout after a 2:2 draw in regulation time.

“This win is a great opportunity to us and honestly it has not been very easy. The game was tough as our opponents kept equalizing each minute we scored. We still have a tough match tomorrow but remain hopeful to win,” said Abdirahman Abdullahi, Captain Al-Ahly FC

Manyatta will face Al-Ahly FC in the boys final that will take place today.

Kitale Queens and Acakoro Ladies from Nairobi will also face off in the girls finals later today. Kitale Queens and Acakoro Ladies qualified for the grand finale after beating their opponents Barcelona Ladies from Central 6:1 and Changamwe Ladies from Coast 4:2 respectively in the girls semifinals held yesterday.

The losing Semifinalists, Lugari Blue Saints and South B United walked away with Ksh. 250,000 in cash each. The winner in today’s finals will take home Ksh. 1 million while the losing finalist will walk away with Ksh. 500,000 among other individualized prizes.

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