Kitale Queens and Al-Ahly FC are the 2019 Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Valley winners.
The two teams booked their national finals slots after emerging top during the regional finals held at the Eldoret ASK Showground.
Kitale Queens over-powered Nandi’s Itigo girls after thrashing them 4-0 to emerge winners in the girls’ category. Malondo Agnelita scored a hat-trick in the 35th minute, 45th minute and at 69th minute before Cynthia Libondo sealed the win for the Queens at the 74th minute.
“We have been working hard for this tournament winning against very tough teams along the way. We work as a team and this has earned us good results. This is the basic reason I became the MVP in the tournament. We look forward to being national champions in June at Kinoru,” said Cynthia Libondo, MVP & Captain, Kitale Queens.
It was a tough match between Uasin Gishu’s Tumkas FC and Kajiado’s Al-Haly in the boys’ finals ending in a 0-0 draw in normal time. Al-Haly won the match scoring thrice in the post-match penalty shootout.
“The game was very tough as our opponents were equally good. Our win is great news to the people of Kajiado and we’re very happy. We plan to go back to the drawing board and build our skills as we soldier to the national finals. We are looking forward to great history,” said Hassan Abdirahman, Coach Al-Ahly.
The winners received a cash reward of Sh200, 000 each and now join Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals.
The runners-up also pocketed Sh100, 000 each among other individual prizes.