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Gor Youth, Mukumu set up Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom semis

Two Gor Mahia Youth FC players (from Left) Otieno Selassie and Chris Alpher celebrate after scoring a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba at Kakamega High. Photo/GERALD ANDERSON

KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 22 – Gor Mahia Youth will take on Mukumu Boys in a mouth-watering semi final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom after the junior K’Ogalo thrashed Al-Hayat from North Eastern 4-0 in the quarters.

In the other semi final, Ombek Red Devis from Nyanza will battle it out with Kapenguria Heroes from West Pokot.

Euronut player scoring a penalty against Ombek Red Devils. Photo/GERALD ANDERSON

To reach the last four, Kapenguria Heroes bundled out Mwingi Juniors from Eastern 4-1 while Ombek survived scare to edge out Euronut from Central 5-4 on post-match penalties.

The Boys semis will be played on Saturday at the Bukhungu Stadium

Mukumu Boys celebrating after winning 3-1 against Shimba Hills from Coast. Photo/GERALD ANDERSON

To enter the last four, Mukumu from Western spanked Shimba Hills from Coast 3-1to set up an eagerly awaited semi final against favourites Gor Youth.

Mukumu found their goals through skipper Alvin Mangeni in the 13th minute who opened the scoring with a fine finish from a tight left angle before Leonard Kasembeli doubled the scores in the 25th minute to enable the Western team lead 2-0 at the break.

On resumption, Mukumu, enjoying a home crowd, added a third goal through Brian Chala who smashed home from a close range.

Bakari Kishombo scored the consolation for Shimba Hills.

Mukumu Boys captain Alvin Mangeni in action during their quarterfinal match against Shimba Hills from Coast. Photo/GERALD ANDERSON

In the Gor game, the K’Ogalo juniors finished with 10 men after one of their player was handed a second yellow card.

Mathew Mwendwa broke the deadlock for Gor on the quarter-hour mark before Otieno Selassie netted a brace in a span of two minutes in the 40th and 42nd to send Gor Youth 3-0 up at half time.

Dickson Omwenga competed the rout in the 62nd minute.