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Jesse Were: Kenya Striker Leaves Zesco United After Five Years

Kenya international Jesse Jacson Were has parted ways with Zambian giants Zesco United after five years of service.

According to the club official website, Were will leave the Timu Ya Ziko on December 31, 2021, after the expiry of his contract.

“Zesco United striker, Jesse Jackson Were has left the club after spending 5-years with the nine times Zambian Super League champions,” the club revealed on their website.

“Were whose contract ends on December 31, 2021 joined ZESCO United in 2016 and went on to become the club’s most decorated striker in recent years.”

The statement continued: “A natural gifted striker with a razor-sharp eye for goals are some of the fine qualities that made the Kenyan striker arguably one of the best foreign acquisitions ZESCO United has made in the last decade.

“Were leaves ZESCO United a very proud lad having reached a century goals last season and contributing two more in the first half of the current league campaign.

“He will also depart the club having won four league titles, two Absa Cup championships, and two Charity Shield honours.”


Zesco United Chief Executive Officer, Richard Kabwe Mulenga heaped praise on Were describing him as one of the most dedicated servants of the beautiful game.

“5-years ago, we brought Jesse Jackson Were to Ndola as part of our roadmap towards assembling a strong ZESCO United side. Today, we can proudly say that he has been a success story for this team,” said Mulenga.

“Were’s winning mentality has been a catalyst to the growth of this football club. No one will ever forget the goals he has scored for this team and the joy he brought not only to us but also to the ZESCO United fans.

“He is a true servant of the beautiful game who also sold his country to the outside world very well. We wish him the best luck in his next journey,” Mulenga concluded.

Were joined Zesco United five years ago and has enjoyed success on the pitch, winning the league title on four occasions.

He has also won the domestic cup title while helping the team get to the semi-finals of the African Champions League. He was also nominated as the Africa based Player of the Year in 2016.

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