KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 23 -Two goals scored in either half were enough to send powerhouse Tar Tar to the final of the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom after spanking rivals Arch Bishop Njenga 2-0 in a semi final that saw two former Schools champions clash at Bukhungu Stadium on Friday.
A dominant Tar Tar from West Pokot, representing Rift Valley Region, got their opening goal in the 21st minute from Martha Nanjala who timely connected a rebound that had rattled the bar.
Tar Tar found the second after the break through Lindi Nanjala who scored in the 59th minute to wow their fans who travelled with the team to cheer them.
The West Pokot team pressed Bishop Njenga, who comes from Western region on their half and they could have broke the deadlock in the 21st minute with their first shot on target, but keeper, Stella Ahono saved Sylvia Baraza’s effort.
Ahono once again came to Bishop Njenga’s rescue three minutes later when she bailed out his team with a top drawer save for a fruitless corner.
However, Bishop Njenga finally soaked in pressure the 26th minute when the defenders poorly cleared a ball in the penalty box that had hit the woodwork for Martha to powerfully strike home.
The goal woke up Bishop Njenga who surged up front, forcing the Tar Tar shot-stopper, Lillian Ochieng to parry over a screamer from Violet Wanyonyi in the 29th minute.
A minute later on the half-hour mark, it was the turn of Bishop Njenga goal keeper Ohono to come through for her team, finger tipping a long range cracker from Viona Nelima for a corner that went wasted.
There was no improvement in the second half for the home team Bishop Njenga with Lindi Nanjala nodding home a cross from the left wing in the 59th minute to seal the win and storm into the final to be played on Sunday.