Nairobi News


Were elated with Zambia milestone

Kenyan footballer Jesse Were says he’s elated with his latest milestone in Zambia while hinting he’s not yet done with national team duty.

The 31-year old scored thrice in a league match as his Zesco United team humbled Kitwe United 4-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, in Ndola at the weekend.

This haul extended his total tally of goals for the Zambian giants to 100 goals.

He is only the second player in the country in the past three decades, after Winston Kalengo, to score a hundred times.

“I am excited and satisfied with his achievement,” the former Tusker player told Nairobi News.

“I arrived in Zambia and everything has been okay for me. I have achieved everything I would wish for and won everything. I also played in the semis of the Champions League sometime back. I still have more to offer and I remain motivated,” he added.

For all his exploits at club level, Were has consistently struggled whenever he’s called up for the national team, failing to find the back of the net in over 20 matches.

This form saw him omitted from the final squad that competed at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but the forward insists he ain’t done as yet.

“Let’s just say I have been unlucky (while playing for the national team). There are some chances that I could have scored for club but I didn’t manage to. I can still contribute if called upon.”

Kenya, under local coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, are set to compete at the 2022 World Cup qualifiers starting September.