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.
It is an event started just two years ago by then Mayor Cora Harvey – a women-only 5k with funds going to help charities.Today Mayor Frank McBrearty got almost 400 runners under starters orders for today’s walk and run, taking place this year from the Finn Valley Centre.The race began at 11am and proved a huge success. Finnoula Diver of Letterkenny AC on her way to victory in the Run Donegal 5K Road Race at the Finn Valley AC this morning. Pic by Gary FoyThe winner of the race was Fionnula Diver (pictured) from Letterkenny AC in a time of 17.51.But the real winner on the day was all the participants and the event, which looks like now becoming a firm favourite on the race calendar in Donegal.Well done to everyone who took part. Some ladies show steely determination during today’s race. Picture by Gary Foy.MORE THAN 400 AT THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K was last modified: April 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MORE THAN 400 AT THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K