Isiolo Starlets are Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Regional Champs

Isiolo Starlets are the 2020 Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom eastern regional champions after pipping Chuka University3-2 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, on Sunday.

They came from a goal down to snatch victory.

Isiolo had thrashed Mabuuu Queens 8-0 in Saturday’s semi-final. For their part, Chuka came from a goal behind to beat former eastern regional champions Ngakaa Talent 2-0.

Three minutes into the first half, Chuka University’s Susan Njeri netted their first goal. Starlets’ equaliser came in the 33rd minute through substitute Halaike Guyatu, who converted a sensational free kick outside the 18-yard box. 

In the second half, Hilda Wanjiku scored twice for Isiolo in a space of five minutes, with Wanjeri netting the second goal for Chuka. 

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At the end of all the regional finals, an all-star team comprising 16 girls and 16 boys will be selected to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain.  They will play friendlies against top Spanish La Liga football academies.

Isiolo Starlets will walk away with Ksh200,000 in prize money, while Chuka University will pocket Ksh100,000. 

Starlets will represent the region in the national finals slated for June 6-7 at Bomu Stadium, Changamwe, Mombasa.

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Zablon Ondari

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