Bandari Youth and Changamwe Ladies were crowned the champions of the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Coast region over the weekend.
Mombasa’s Bandari Youth defeated Young Gunners from Tana River 3-0 in a one sided match with Khamis Nyale bagging a hat-trick during the finals.
With his goals, Nyale was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and top scorer awards in the boys’ category due to his outstanding performance.
Also from Mombasa county, Changamwe Ladies defeated Kilifi’s Bulls Starlets 3-0 with goals from Mercy Ouma, Margaret Nafula and Fidelia Atieno.
Ouma opened the score for the champions in the 15th minute before Nafula doubling in the 24th minute and Atieno’s 90th minute sealing the victory.
“We are thrilled with our victory and being crowned the Coast region champions. Undoubtedly, it was a tense and tough game as our opponents were also strong. After today’s win, our focus now shifts to the national finals, which are just around the corner. We request our fans to continue their unwavering support as they have always done, and we promise to bring the trophy home.” Said Alex Shikanga, Head Coach Bandari Youth.
Bandari Youth and Changamwe Ladies had qualified for the regional finals after beating their challengers in the Saturday’s semi-finals, Bahati Juniors from Taita Taveta, 1-0 and Ukunda Starlets from Kwale 4-1, respectively. The Young Gunners and Bulls Starlets had made it to the finals after also edging out King Loyal 4-2 on penalties and Wenje Secondary School 7-0 respectively in their semi-final games.
They join Ebwali FC and Brenda Girls from Western, Obunga FC and Plateau Queens, also known as Nyakach Girls, PASC Langa and Wiyeta Girls from Rift Valley, and Chuka Uni Scorpions and Syomunyu Sec from Eastern Region who have already qualified for the national finals set for March.
With the Coast Region done and dusted, Safaricom Chapa Dimba next heads to Garissa in North Eastern.