Limuru Starlets will face off with Kirinyaga based Rwambiti in the Girls category of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Central Region finals slated for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Thika Technical Training Institute.
Rwambiti edged out Express from Laikipia 4-2 in post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Mary Murogoro had given Express a 20th-minute lead that was canceled out by Juliet Wakari only three minutes later, to force the match into spot-kicks.
Limuru Starlets on their part trounced Good Girls 3-2 in the other semifinal. Latonia Apondi, Edinah Kwamboka, and Millicent Muthoni were on target for the victors, with Cecilia Alimlim and Veronica Wairimu scoring Good Girls consolation goals.
In the boy’s category, Lufa FC from Laikipia will face off with Euronuts from Kiambu after wins over Intercity and Juja United respectively.
Lufa drubbed Intercity 4-0, courtesy of strikes by Ronald Kiloko, Eric Mwaura, Kelvin Kariuki and Peterlis Odhiambo. Euronuts, meanwhile, went through courtesy of a 4-3 win in post-match penalties over Juja United. The match had ended 0-0.
The finals will be held on Sunday, with the winner set to represent Central Region in the National finals set to be held in Kakamega later this month. Trophies and Prize monies are also at stake.
Earlier on Friday, Football Kenya Federation held a one-day coaching seminar ahead of the games. The seminar targeted coaches whose teams took part in the tournament as well as those who graced the Basic/Advanced coaching course offered by FKF last year.
Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for the renovation of select community pitches through a legacy program.