• The teams will clash on Saturday at Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Coach Okello said his side will go to the finals as underdogs.
• Homa Bay, Nyamira and Migori county finals will also be played this weekend.
Obunga FC head coach John Okello is confident of upsetting former champions Manyatta United in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Kisumu county finals.
The teams will clash on Saturday at Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Coach Okello said his side will go to the finals as underdogs.
“Being underdogs will give my boys extra motivation to beat Manyatta. We have prepared well and we are looking forward to carry the Kisumu County flag at the regionals and even nationals,” said Okello.
“I have confidence in the boys. They have trained for the finals. Being former champions, Manyatta will be under pressure.”
In the girls’ finals, Manyatta Ladies will face Nyakach Girls, popularly known as Plateau Queens.
Homa Bay, Nyamira and Migori county finals will also be played this weekend. Nyamira and Kisumu will stage their finals on Saturday while Homa Bay and Migori will hold their event on Sunday.
In Nyamira, Nyaguku FC will collide with St Peters Nyaisa while Gekomoni Girls will battle Rigoma Starlets at Kiendege Secondary School.
In Homa Bay, Mbita High and Karibondi will battle it out in the boys’ final while Ogande Girls will play Alara Girls in the girls’ final at Wakiaga Polytechnic.
In Migori, Awendo Academy are favourites in the boys’ category but they face unpredictable Kangeso Boys as Awendo Ladies entertain Agenga Girls at Migori Stadium.
Winners will take home Sh75,000 while runners-up will receive Sh30, 000. The most valuable player, top goalkeeper, and top scorer will get individual awards of Sh10,000 and a TVET scholarship courtesy of Safaricom Foundation.
Kisii and Siaya counties held their finals last weekend with Small Simba and Kisii Queens emerging winners in Kisii.
In Siaya, Victoria Sports Academy were crowned champions in the girls’ category after a 3-1 win over Jera Girls while the boys’ final between Ambira Mobimba and St Peter’s Wagai Mixed was abandoned in the 90th minute due to crowd trouble at Siaya KMTC grounds.
During the final, referee Kevin Amol was assaulted after sending off Ambira Mobimba’s Emmanuel Otieno. Football Kenya Federation are yet to make a verdict on the abandoned game.
After the county finals, winners will now proceed to the inter-county edition to secure a slot in the regional finals. The regionals will be held at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu on September 30 and October 1.
The tournament targets players aged between 16 and 20.