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Kenyan players ‘Calabar’ and Were awarded by Zambian club

Kenyan international players David ‘Calabar’ Owino and Jesse Were were among the big winners at their Zambian club Zesco United’s gala night on Friday.

Owino received the  Fans’ and Chairman’s Award while Were took home the Golden Boot award. Were, who joined the club from Tusker early this year, scored 19 competitive goals, 15 in the league and another four in the Caf Champions League.

In an interview published in the club’s website, Were described his first season at Zesco United as satisfactory but added that he is looking forward to more productive 2017 campaign.

“I can say that my first season was great because I achieved a lot with the team despite being my first season. My target in 2017 is to help my team reclaim the league title which we missed out in this just concluded year,” Were was quoted by
Owino, recipient of the Defender of the Year award in 2015, was equally instrumental in the team’s impressive run in the Caf competition and is set for an extended stay at the club.
This after the Harambee Stars vice captain received an offer for a contract extension by the Ndola based club’s hierarchy.

Owino’s initial two year contract at Zesco lapses on December 30, but both Zesco’s technical and administrative teams are keen to tie him down for a further two years.

The club has drawn up an initial contract offer believed to be in the region of Sh11 million.

But in case Owino gives Zesco’s offer a pass he will be looking to a possible move to South Africa, Sudan, Finland or Sweden where there are clubs that have been monitoring him.

Zesco United won the Barclays Cup trophy and will represent Zambia at the Caf Confederation Cup.