It was a tough call for both sides that sought dominance in the game played in a fully packed Kinoru stadium.“The game was tensed and so tough. We had tough opponents who were equally fit. This was not easy but we did our best. We will face our opponents tomorrow in the finals with courage and hope to triumph,” said Ibrahim Ochieng, Striker, Manyatta United.Al-Ahly FC from Rift Valley also qualified for finals after putting up a stunning game against South B United from Nairobi scoring 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.Alhyl’s Abdirahman Abdulahi (C) scores the first goal as South B United’s Brian Ngolo(L) runs to save the ball in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom boys semifinals at Kinorustadium in Meru. Alhyl won 3-2 on a penalty shoot out.“This win is a great opportunity to us and honestly it has not been very easy. The game was tough as our opponents kept equalizing each minute we scored. We still have a tough match tomorrow but remain hopeful to win,” said Abdirahman Abdullahi, Captain Al-Ahly FCManyatta will therefore face Al-Ahly FC in the grand finale tomorrow. The game is expected to be a do or die match as the two teams fight for the National glory.Kitale Queens and Acakoro Ladies from Nairobi will also face off in the girls grand finals tomorrow. Kitale Queens and Acakoro Ladies qualified for the grand finale after beating their opponents Barcelona Ladies from Central 6:1 and Changamwe Ladies from Coast 4-2 respectively in the girls semifinals held yesterday.The losing Semifinalists, Lugari Blue Saints and South B United pocketed Ksh250,000 cash reward each.The winner in the tomorrow’s finals will take home Ksh 1million while the losing finalist will walk away with Ksh 500,000 among other individualized prizes.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alhyl’s Sahib Jamal tackles South B United’s Kepha Wanjala in the Chapa Dimba naSafaricom boys semifinals at Kinoru stadium in Meru. Alhyl won 3-2 on a penaltyshoot out.MERU, Kenya, June 22 – A mouth-watering clash is expected at the Kinoru stadium on Sunday as Manyatta United FC from Nyanza take on Rift Valley’s Al-Ahly FC in the boys’ National grand finale of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth tournament.The Kisumu based Manyatta United edged out the champions of Western, Lugari Blue Saints to qualify for finals scoring 2-1 in a semi-finals dubbed Mashemeji derby considering the origins of the teams.
Box Score (HTML) “Our guys played great in every phase of the game from beginning to end. It was a whole team win,” said Drake head football coach Rick Fox. Campbell’s quarterback Daniel Smith, who is the nation’s leading rusher entering the game, mustered just 81 yards rushing, while throwing 10-of-22 for 147 yards and an interception. The Bulldogs (6-4, 5-2 PFL) used two big first-half plays to take a 14-0 lead. Cole Neary made a tough catch between two Camel defenders for a 37-yard reception to put the Bulldogs deep in Campbell territory. Two-plays later, Reichardt capped off the 73-yard scoring drive with a two-yard touchdown run, his fourth touchdown run of the season. Two possessions later, Doran beat the defender on a jump ball and then broke a tackle for a 68-yard touchdown catch to put Drake up 14-0. Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats PRAISE 940AM Jacksonville 11/18/2017 – 1 p.m. Kraemer capped off the 21-point Bulldog third-quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Zach DeLeon, giving Drake a 35-3 lead. Box Score (PDF) The Bulldog defense limited Campbell (6-5, 5-3 PFL), who heading into the game averaged nearly 450 yards per game, to 327 yards of total offense. Sean Lynch and Kieran Severa tallied a team-high 11 tackles. Nathan Clayberg helped set the tone up front as he collected 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss and a sack. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Listen Live Watch Live Junior Drew Lauer led the Bulldog ground game with 79 yards and a touchdown, while Brock Reichardt and Tyler Updegraff tallied 56 and 51 yards rushing, respectively. “I was proud of the whole offense, because we were able to run the ball and throw the ball to keep them off balance. Grant did a great job making some big plays in the passing game. He led our offense and when he works our offense he is as good of a quarterback you will find,” said Fox. “I am so proud of Drew (Lauer), when he got injured last year they said it was a year and a half of recovery time. He came back in less than a year and to come back and have a big day today was huge.” BUIES CREEK, N.C. – A complete team performance propelled the Drake University football team to rout Campbell, 45-10, Saturday afternoon at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C. The Camels managed to get on the board near the end of the second-quarter with a 30-yard field goal as Drake took a 14-3 lead into halftime. “Our defense played really well especially against a really tough quarterback. He is tough to contain and we did a great job,” said Fox. The Bulldogs continued to make big plays in the second-half as Drew Lauer wheeled off a 54-yard touchdown run and then Kraemer completed a 57-yard touchdown pass to Doran, extending Drake’s lead to 28-3 midway through the third-quarter. Senior Grant Kraemer put together a near perfect game as he completed 17-for-20 attempts for 369 yards passing and three touchdowns. Kraemer’s top target was junior Steven Doran, who recorded a career-best and game-high 170 yards receiving on four catches and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs were in full control heading in to the fourth-quarter, leading 35-10 and went on to tack on 10 fourth-quarter points for a final score of 45-10. The Bulldogs will close out the season on Saturday, Nov. 18 as they host Jacksonville. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version