B. Njenga, Ibinzo clash in Chapa Dimba final

first_img0Shares0000Cynthia Nekesa (10) of Ibinzo girls tackles Lavenoa Anoawa (5) of Kingandole girlsduring the Safaricom Chapa Dimba season two, Western region semi-finals atBukhungu Stadium, KakamegaKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Jan 12 – Defending champions Bishop Njenga from Lugari will battle Kakamega’s Ibinzo in the final of the Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom girls’ tournament on Sunday morning.Bishop Njenga progressed to the final after a 1-0 victory over Bungoma’s Brenda Girls in the semis on Saturday, skipper Violet Wanyonyi scoring the crucial goal. Ibinzo progressed after a 2-1 victory over Busia’s Kigandole. Phelister Nabwire’s double in the seventh and 33rd minutes proved crucial with Ann Mwalubi scoring the consolation for Kigandole in the 48th minute.“We have had a great match today and I am glad we made it to the finals! We have been training hard for this tournament and we hope to go through to national finals. We are looking forward to a good game tomorrow”, said Kilobi Anacklate -Coach Ibinzo Girls.In the boys’ category, The Saints from Butere-Mumias will face Lugari Blue Saints after thrashing Vihiga’s Ebbu Stars 4-0. Lugari were 2-0 winners over Bukembe Friends from Bungoma in the other semi.Brian Lusamukha of Lugari Blue Saints (R) celebrates after scoring the first goal forhis team during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba season two, Western region semi-finalsat Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.A brace from skipper Atem Kato and one each from Felix Omondi and Venadine Ambetsa saw Saints walk off with a comfortable win while Brian Lusamukha and Dennis Asuza scored for Lugari.The winners in tomorrow’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Sh200,000 and proceed to the national finals set for June at Kinoru Stadium, Meru.“We believe that this is our season and we must win through to National Finals. I hope to make it to the all–star team that will go to Spain for training as well. We have good coaches and we play together as a team. We understand each other well and this is our secret to success,” Saints skipper Kato noted.After Kakamega, the competition moves to Moi Stadium in Kisumu for the Nyanza regional finals next monthThis 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.From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation That should only help a player who the team will leanheavily on this season.Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreport Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Just when it seemed as if Cardinals defensive tackle DanWilliams was starting to emerge, he was lost for theseason.A first round pick out of Tennessee in 2010, Williamsbrokehis left arm in a November loss to the 49ers.Williams is back on the field for OTAs now, and says he’sfeeling no ill effects from the injury.“No bad pain, no nothing,” he said. “Really just trying toget used to using it again and just getting back to doingwhat I used to do with it.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Much is expected of Williams this season, as he will beasked to anchor the middle of the defensive line. Hiscontributions won’t often show up in the box score, buthisimpact could be felt by everyone else on the defensivesideof the ball.The good news, besides Williams’ recovery, is the factthat he’s in shape now, after having issues with hisweight early in his career. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhuntsaid Williams ran well Tuesday, which bodes well for himgoing forward.“I am pleased with where Dan is right now and he’s got tostay focused and keep it that way starting into trainingcamp,” Whisenhunt said.That’s for a few months down the road, so in the meantimeWilliams plans on using OTAs as a chance to not only workhis way back into shape, but learn a defense that was newto the team last season.“You get more in depth on the defense,” he said. “Insteadof just knowing what I’m supposed to do this year, I knowwhat [Darnell Dockett], [Calais Campbell], also I knowwhat [Daryl Washington] and [Paris Lenon] are doing behindme.“It gives me a chance to study a little bit more and get alittle bit more familiar with the defense.”last_img read more