BUNGOMA, Kenya, Feb 4 – Alvin Mang’eni produced a Man of the match performance to inspire Mukumu Boys beat Lugari Blue Saints 2-0 to be crowned the Boys Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions in an entertaining match hosted at the Kanduyi Stadium on Sunday.
After a dull first half that saw both sides create limited chances, heading to the break sharing spoils, Mukumu scored both goals in the second half with Mang’eni producing an assist and scoring one.
Mukumu from Kakamega County broke the deadlock in the 69th minute thanks to a clinical finish from Peterlis Odero who received a pass from Mang Mang’eni.
Mang’eni took the mantle by scoring the second in the 77th minute, 10 minutes after their goal was ruled off side.
Mang’eni was named the Most Valuable Player and took home Sh30, 000 prize money and trophy, Mukumu’s goal keeper, Maxwel Mulili took the Golden Glove while the Golden Boot saw Brian Chala from Mukumu and Noel Kipleting share the gong after each scoring two goals.
Mukumu now joins Kapenguria Heroes from Rift Valley, Mwingi Boys from Eastern, Ombek Red Devils from Nyanza and Shimba Hills from Coast Region.
The tournament heads to Central before concluding with Nairobi Region ahead of the National Finals set for March at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.
The overall winner will receive Sh1mn and earn a fully paid trip to visit and train with Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom ambassador, Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama at the White Hart Lane in London.