Acakoro storm Chapa Dimba semis in Meru

first_imgThis is after Acakoro beat favourites Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza 3-2 while in the other quarter-final, Barcelona Ladies were 2-1 winners over St Marys’ Ndovea from Eastern.Bishop Njenga Girls from Western did not turn up for the games due to prior commitments, giving Kitale Queens from Rift Valley a walk over to the semis.“We’ve had a good victory today. The matches were tough but the girls were tactical and focused. Our opponents had more physique and well-built but we played a more tactical in our game.  We never underestimated our opponent and that has always been our secret to success. We look forward for another victory tomorrow in the semis,” said Pauline Awuor, Coach Acakoro Ladies.-Boys contest-Ali Nasri of Supersolico (L) battles for the ball with Lugari Blue Saints WycliffAbungana in the knockout matches in the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom national finalsat the Kinoru stadium, Meru. Lugari Blue Saints qualified for the quarter finals bywinning 3-0.In the boys’ quarterfinals, Al Ahly from Rift won 3-1 against Berlin FC from North Eastern as South B United from Nairobi beat Shimanzi Youth from Coast 1-0.Lugari Blue Saints from Western also booked a space in the semis after scoring 3-0 against Super Solico from Eastern.Nyanza Champions Manyatta United were 4-1 winners over Euronuts from Central to book their slot in the semis as well.South B United will face Al-Ahly as Lugari Blue Saints prepare to face Manyatta United in the semis set for Saturday.“Our win today is as a result of hard work and team spirit. The game was tough but we made it. Our focus is to win the finals and be the champions,” said Oscar Kengwa, striker – Al-Ahly FC.The winners of the quarterfinals pocketed Sh250,000 cash reward each and will now proceed to the semifinals set for Friday and Saturday.The girls will play their semifinals on Friday (tomorrow) while the boys will play on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dache Rehema (L) of Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza battles for the ball with MitchelleAkoth (R) of Acakoro ladies from Nairobi during the knockout matches in the ChapaDimba na Safaricom national finals at the Kinoru stadium, Meru. Acakoro qualifiedfor the quarter finals by winning 3-2.MERU, Kenya, June 20 – Nairobi Region representatives in the girls competition Acakoro Ladies will face Changamwe Ladies from Mombasa in the semi-finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom on Friday at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru.The other semi will see Barcelona Ladies from Central face Kitale Queens from Rift Valley.last_img read more

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New tenant on the table

first_imgPALMDALE – A former Kmart store that had been vacant for more than three years has its first new tenant – a Wickes furniture store. The Wickes store, which held a grand opening Thursday, occupies about 42,000 feet of the 122,000-square-foot building that had been vacant since the Kmart discount chain retrenched in 2002. “We’re excited to have them as the major anchor that the center will revolve around,” said Dan Otter, one of the development partners. “It’s a great site. It stayed dormant too long.” Putting a store into a remodeled “big box” building is something of an experiment for Wickes, said John Disa, company president and chief executive officer. The company usually uses free-standing buildings but was attracted to the site because of its freeway visibility. “It’s an excellent addition,” Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford said of the Wickes store. “Furniture is a much needed commodity in a fast-growing community.” Kmart closed the store in 2002 as it shuttered stores nationwide that were in leased buildings, like the one in Palmdale, built in 1994. Kmart’s bankruptcy proceedings slowed down the process of getting the building sold and reused, officials said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Palmdale store, which will employ about 35 people, is part of an effort by Wickes to expand its presence in Southern California. The store is the 12th to open in California and its 33rd overall. “This is a great area for us because of the growth – and it is an underserved market,” Disa said of Palmdale. The building on 10th Street West north of Rancho Vista Boulevard is part of a retail complex called Sierra Commons that is being developed by Grae Palmdale Rancho Vista LLC, the same firm that developed the Amargosa Commons shopping center. Negotiations are under way with two other potential tenants, Otter said Thursday. Those talks have not progressed to the point where names can be disclosed, he added. Plans for a Mimi’s Cafe restaurant for the shopping center have fallen through. The development team has scrapped plans for a free-standing restaurant building and will instead have two buildings, totaling 12,000 square feet, built for restaurant or retail use. last_img read more

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