FOOTBALL

Chapa Dimba: Waa Girls, Shimba Hills are the Coast champions

Waa Girls and Shimba Hills are the champions of Coast Region Safaricom’s Chapa Dimba football tournament that ended today at Shanzu Teachers College, Mombasa.

Salam Mariga opened the score for the former Coast secondary school champions Waa Girls to defeat favuorites and 2016 East Africa Secondary Schools finalist St. John’s Kaloleni in the girls final match.

Waa were in complete command in the second half where they managed to register two more goals on 66 and 69 minutes through Violet Akoth and Nelly Jonathan respectively.

Shimba Hills on the other hand won the boys title after humiliating Breezham FC from Malindi 3-0 while Waa Girls took home the girls crown after registering a similar scoreline against Malindi Action.

Shimba Hills, who eliminated Mombasa’s Shimanzi FC 3-1 in the semi-final, looked the better side took the lead in the in the 13th minute when Hamisi Ali received a fine cross from Abdalla Idris and sent a powerful shot past Breezham goalkeeper Jefwa Vidzo.

The winners continued to pile more pressure and it was no surprise when they got their second goal in the 28th minute through a penalty when Said Heri was fouled inside the box and captain Bakari Kishombo made no mistake from 12 yards.

Shimba picked from where they had left it before the break, and made a series of attacks. They were rewarded six minutes after the breather with their third goal through Msaji Said after a fine combination between Said Heri and Juma Mwinyi.

The winning teams received Sh200,000 each and qualified for the national finals to be held from March 23-25 in Nairobi. The winners of the final are to qualify for a training camp trip to London in April.

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