Obunga FC, Plateau Queens bag Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nyanza Region Titles

By Soko Directory Team / Published October 2, 2023 | 11:44 am



Chapa Dimba

Obunga FC and Plateau Queens, both from Kisumu County, are the 2023 champions of the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nyanza region.

Obunga FC was crowned the new regional champions after beating Awendo Academy from Migori 2-1 in a hotly contested match at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

Obunga FC took the lead in the 45th minute through a penalty scored by Tyson Muluri after Duncan Omalla had been fouled in the box. Two minutes later, Clain Masaba made it 2-nil after scoring a thunderbolt from outside the box. Elvis Odhiambo scored Awendo’s consolation goal in the 92nd minute.

“We are delighted to be the new regional champions of Safaricom Chapa Dimba. It wasn’t an easy game, considering that Awendo Academy is a formidable team. There were high expectations from our fans, but I am thrilled that my boys have lived up to those expectations, especially given that this is our first participation in the Chapa Dimba tournament, and we’ve managed to clinch the regional trophy. I would like to express my gratitude to Safaricom for their pivotal role in nurturing and showcasing football talents, said Amos Ochieng, Coach Obunga FC.

“Even though we have emerged victorious, our journey is far from over. Our focus now shifts towards preparing for the national championship,” added Ochieng.

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Plateau Queens claimed their second regional Chapa Dimba title by defeating Victoria Sports Academy 4-3 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1 in regular time. Plateau Queens, the inaugural Chapa Dimba champions in the Girls’ Category, were the first to break the deadlock through midfielder Velma Atieno in the 12th minute. Swaumu Nanjala’s efforts to double the lead for her side saw her shot hit the crossbar.

In the 24th minute, Sheila Awuor equalized for her team, resulting in a 1-1 draw at the end of normal time and leading to the penalty shootout.

Obunga FC and Plateau Queens had qualified for the regional final after beating their competitors, Nyaguku FC from Nyamira, 4-0, and Kisii Queens 2-1, respectively. Awendo Academy and Victoria Sports Academy had booked their tickets for the finals after defeating St. Peter’s Wagai 3-1 and Ageng’a Girls 1-0 respectively in the semi-finals played on Saturday.

Nyanza region champions Obunga FC and Plateau Queens have each pocketed KES. 250,000 and will represent the Western region in the National finals slated for early next year. The runners-up Awendo Academy and Victoria Sports Academy, both pocketed KES. 150,000 each.

This year, Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nyanza region featured a total of 530 teams, including 412 Boys’ teams and 118 Girls’ teams, that participated in the tournament from the ward level.

The tournament aims to provide a structured platform for scouts and coaches to tap into new talent and build feeder systems for the Kenyan football leagues across the country while also training a total of 250 coaches. The tournament targets footballers aged between 16 and 20 years old.

With the Nyanza Region done and dusted, Safaricom Chapa Dimba next heads to the Eastern Region.

Read Also: 12 Teams Line Up For Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nyanza Region Playoffs




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