Yanga FC from Malindi and Kwale Ladies from Kwale are the winners of the boys and girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Region tournament.
Yanga FC won after a second half blitz that saw them beat Kaya Stars from Kaloleni 4-0. Mohamed Awadh gave Yanga an early lead with a goal in the 3rd minute and Kaya were unable to capitalize on their chances to draw the game level at the break. In the second half, an early goal from Ali Mohammed in the 47th minute and a Lemmy Julo double in the 53rd and 70th minute sealed the title for Yanga.
In the girls finals, Kwale Ladies beat Malindi Action 3-0 with Lucy Kwekwe netting on the 50th and 72nd minute on either side of a Baya Saumu goal in the 70th minute.
Both Yanga FC and Kwale Ladies won Ksh. 200,000 and will now represent the Coast region in the national finals. The finals will take place in June 2020 at Bomu Stadium in Mombasa County. Runner-ups Kaya Stars and Malindi Action walked away with Ksh. 100,000, while a host of individual prizes were won by the most exciting talent on show.
Kwale Ladies and Yanga FC have joined Berlin FC from Garissa on the road to the National Finals where Ksh. 1 Million for the winner is at stake. The competition now moves to Nanyuki for the Central regional finals which will take place on 18th and 19th January 2020 at the Nanyuki stadium.
An all-Star team comprising of 32 players both boys and girls will be selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain. In Spain, the all-star team will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga Football Academies.
Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Region finals results and awards
1. Kwale Ladies (3-0) Malindi Action
· Lucy Kwekwe – 50th and 70th Minute
· Baya Saumu – 72nd Minute
2. Yanga FC (4-0) Kaya Stars
· Mohamed Awadh – 3rd Minute
· Ali Mohammed – 47th Minute
· Lemmy Julo – 53rd and 70th Minute.
· Lucy Kwekwe – Kwale Ladies
· Erick Katana- Kaya Stars
2. Golden Boot/Top scorer
· Lucy Kwekwe (2 goals) Kwale Ladies
· Naomi Jemin (2 goals) Malindi Action
· Mwanajuma Mwalimu (2 goals) Malindi Action
· Lemmy Julo- Yanga FC(3 -Goals)
3. Best Goal Keeper/Golden Glove
· Samuel Kiboni –Yanga FC
· Lucy Akinyi – Kaloleni Starlets