By Boscow Ambunda
Mukumu boys and Bishop Njenga girls advanced to the semis of the chapa dimba finals that were held in kakamega.
The two which are the representatives of western region pulled exemplary performances at the quarter finals with Mukumu boys making an impressive 3:1 win against coast region winners Shimba hills.
The game which was played at Bukhungu stadium saw the host make an early lead courtesy of goals from Alvin Mang’eni, Leonard Kasembeli and Brian Chala.
Bishop Njenga girls thrashed Nairobi region representatives , Beijing Raiders 7:1 at Kakamega high school grounds.
The win has advanced them to the semis where they will play rift valley representatives Tar Tar girls who beat coast representatives Waa girls 3:2.
Speaking after the match, Mukumu boys head coach Mr Erick Otieno has admitted that the competition is tough but he is hopeful to win the title.
“The fact that all the teams that are here qualifies as winner in every region makes this tournament tough but am optimistic that we will win the title” said Mr Otieno.
Mukumu boys will meet Gor Mahia youths at the semis on Saturday. Gor Mahia youths reached the semis after beating All Hayat from North Eastern 4:0.
Ombek Red Devils from Nyanza region advanced to the semis through a penalty shootout after pooling a 4:3 win over Euronuts from central region. The game had ended on 3:3 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Ombek will meet Kapenguria heroes after the latter won 4:0 against Mwingi Junior stars at Kakamega high school grounds.
Ladies semis will be played today (Friday) at Bukhungu stadium. Limuru starlets qualified to the semis without quarter’s contest after their competitors from North Eastern failed to turn up because of religious demands.
It was argued that since most of them are Muslims, it was against the Muslim laws for a lady to show some parts of her body publicly and that it was a taboo for them to put on shorts when playing.
Limuru will face Plateau Queens from Nyanza who beat Ngakaa Talent academy from Eastern 7:1.
The finals of the tournament will be held on Sunday at Bukhungu stadium. The winners from both categories (boys and girls) will be rewarded 1 million Kenyans shillings with a luxurious visit to England for a training camp with Victor Wanyama.