Ndhiwa Queens silence Manyatta to lift Chapa Dimba Girls Nyanza title

first_img0Shares0000Dhiwa Queens from Homa Bay County thrashed home team Manyatta United 3-0 to be crowned the Nyanza Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Girls ChampionsKISUMU, Kenya, Feb 10 – Deadly forward Yvone Ogada continued to impress after hitting the target and providing an assist to inspire Ndhiwa Queens from Homa Bay humble home team Manyatta United 3-0 in the Nyanza Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Girls final staged at the Moi Stadium Kisumu on Sunday.Ogada, who finished the two-day tournament as the top scorer with seven goals, sent Ndhiwa Queens ahead when winger Emelda Akoth raced from the left flank to cross the ball that found Ogada in the penalty box and easily tap home from  cross range breaking Manyatta keeper Athmar Dodosi’s clean sheet. Ndhiwa managed to hold on the lead, heading to the interval with an advantaged 1-0 lead and put one foot in the National Finals.Ndhiwa Queens defender Zubeda Chedi passing the ball in the Nyanza Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Girls Final against ManyattaManyatta hopes of coming back in the game were dimmed after Ndhiwa doubled the lead in the 51st minute when keeper Dodosi gifted the Homa Bay side an easy goal.This is after Susan Ogidi picked the ball from her custodian Carolyne Rufa to cross the ball that was intended to find Ogada but the Manyatta shot-stopper came off the line to intersect it only to lose the grip of the ball at the end seeing helplessly the ball slowly roll at the back of the net.Manyatta United fan disappointed after seeing his team concede a third goal against Ndhiwa QueensChasing for two goals, Manyatta surged forward but Rufa stood tall in between Ndhiwa’s sticks to thwart their dreams of ruling the Nyanza title.A composed Ndhiwa side sealed the win with a brilliant goal courtesy of Asher Achieng’s low strike.This is after Ogada broke off for counter attack to find Achieng who intern returned the pass to Ogada and with the striker having an opportunity to score her brace, she did not go for glory but instead sent the ball back to Achieng who calmly smashed the ball home to see her net two goals in the tournament.Manyatta United defender Lucy Juma (right) shielding the ball against Ndhiwa Queens striker Asher AchiengThe La Liga scouts who were present will have a headache in selecting the players from Nyanza Girls tournament who will make up an All-Star team that will head to Spain’s top league La Liga for a 10-day training.With the win, Ndhiwa Queens will represent Nyanza in Natinal Finals slated for Muru County at Kinoru Stadium in June and also received Sh200,000 prize money.-Awards-All the award winners received Sh30,000 prize each.Carolyne Rufa (Ndhiwa Queens) – Best Girls Goal KeeperYvone Ogada (Ndhiwa Queens) – Top Scorer Girls (7 goals)Asher Achieng (Ndhiwa Queens) – Most Valuable Player Girls0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Guardiola’s agent rules out a return to Bayern

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola kisses the German Cup in May 2016, after Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the final at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, just before he left to coach Manchester City© AFP/File TOBIAS SCHWARZBERLIN, Germany, Nov 19 – Pep Guardiola’s agent has ruled out a  return to Bayern Munich at least until the Spaniard’s contract expires at Manchester City in 2021, according to reports.The German champions are currently looking for a new head coach following the sacking of Niko Kovac after a 5-1 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt at the start of the month. Caretaker boss Hansi Flick will remain in charge at least until Christmas when the Bundesliga goes into recess but the Germans are already on the lookout for a possible high profile replacement.“Pep is content and very happy in Manchester. His contract is until June 2021,” Guardiola’s agent Josep Maria Orobitg told German daily Bild on Wednesday, having also been quoted by websites SPOX and Goal.“Guardiola always fulfils his contracts.“I haven’t spoken with anyone in Germany about him – neither with intermediaries nor club bosses.“Pep has good memories of Munich and still has friends there, but at the moment he has shown no interest in returning to Germany as a coach.“That is something that is just as impossible at the moment as it was last summer with Juventus.“I deny all rumours.”Guardiola won the German league and cup double in his final season at Bayern in 2016 having lifted the Bundesliga title in each of his three seasons at the Munich club, who he joined in 2013.Ajax coach Erik ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Tuchel have been linked to Bayern, but both have made it clear they will not leave their respective clubs this season.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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