26 September 2018

Kenya/Zambia: Jesse Were Fires Zesco to Zambian League Title

Kenyan international striker, Jesse Were, on Wednesday fired Zesco United to a seventh Zambian league title.

The 28-year-old striker scored in the opening moments of the league match against Nchanga Rangers at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium to aid his team to a comprehensive 4-0 victory.

This result enabled Zesco to win the league title with an unassailable point tally of 80 from 35 matches in the 20-team league.

Nkana, which is also the home to former Gor Mahia defender Musa Mohammed, currently lie second with 69 points from 35 outings.

SEASON'S GOALS TALLY

They, however, have no chance of catching up with Zesco's tally even if they win their last three matches and the latter lose their remaining three games.

This was Were's 18th goal of the season, and his best ever tally in the competition for the three seasons he has been based there.

Another Kenyan in the frame of Anthony Akumu also featured in the league win against Rangers on Wednesday, but David Owino missed out owing to a long-term injury.

This is Were and Akumu's second league title since moving to Zambia three seasons ago and these Kenyan internationals, barring a transfer, are expected to lead the club in the 2019 Caf Africa Champions League campaign.

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