Garissa’s Berlin FC will face Al- Ansar FC from Wajir in the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom North Eastern region finals set for Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Garissa University.
Abdallah Marro tapped-in a cross at the 10th minute to give Berlin FC a one-nil victory against Dadaab FC in the semis held today under the scorching heat.
“I am so happy we have made it to the finals. We play as a team and that is why I scored the winning goal. We will do our best and hope to win in the finals tomorrow,” said Berlin FC player, Abdallah Marro.
In the other semi-final, Al- Ansar came from a goal down to beat Jamia FC from Mandera two goals to one. Ahed Abdihakim’s shot saw the back of the net at the 20th minute putting Jamia FC ahead in the first half of the match. Ahmed Adan scored an equalizer in the 55th minute before an own goal by Hilow Usama at 75th minute gave Al-Ansar a two-one win in regulation time.
“We have had a tough game today with high temperatures but the boys have done their best. We are expecting a tough tomorrow in the finals but we are ready. Our dream is to win national finals and we will put our energy towards this,” said Ahmed Mohamed, Coach Berlin FC.
The winning team in the tomorrow’s finals will join Euronuts and Barcelona from Central region, Mombasa’s Shimanzi youth and Changamwe ladies, Kajiado’s Al Ahly and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley, 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 set for Meru where KES 1M is at stake.
The competition will then move to Nairobi for the last region final as the race to La Liga heats up.
This year, an All-star team will be selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.