Defending Champion Euronuts from Kiambu will face Lufa Graduates from Laikipia in the Central region final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament at the Thika Sub County Stadium on Sunday.
Euronuts beat Irigiro Boys from Maragua by a solitary goal to cut the ticket to the final. Laikipia’s Lufa Graduates also overcame Nyeri’s Tetu Boys 2-0 in an entertaining semi -finals on Saturday.
In the other matches, Limuru Starlets will be defending their titles against Laikipia’s Barcelona Ladies in the girls’ category. Limuru Starlets knocked JYSA 1-0 while Barcelona Ladies from Laikipia picked a 4-1 win against Kirinyaga Dynamo.
The winners will each receive a Sh200,000 cash prize and a slot into the national finals set for June 2019 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru where Sh1,000,000 is at stake.
The winners will join 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 in the national finals set for Meru.
This year, an All-star team will be also selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.