Yanga ready to splash Sh12m for Kenyan striker Jesse Were
Tanzania football giants Young Africans are readying a Sh12 million bid for Kenyan striker Jesse Were.
According to reports in various sections of the Tanzania media, former Zesco United coach Lwandamina has made the lethal striker his number one target at his new club in Tanzania.
Lwandamina, who won successive league titles and also led the Ndola based club to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions league this year, is said to have identified Were as the player to lead the line in Yanga’s Champions League adventure come 2017.
But according to the Zambianfootball.co.am, Zesco United hierarchy would rather sell Were to another club other than Young Africans.
“Zesco felt outdone with Lwandamina with the way he left the club. The club is not happy with both Lwandamina and Yanga,” a ZamFoot Crew source said.
“They felt Yanga should followed the normal channels in approaching their coach and allowed Lwandamina to at least finish the season with them.
Were, who has had a stellar season in Zambia, is on the radar of many African clubs including TP Mazembe and Sundowns.
With the influence of Lwandamina, the Dar El Salaam side is said to be keen to try their luck.
There’s also interest from Israel for the target man.
Zesco United saw off competition from Egyptian side Ittihad to lure the former Mathare United striker from Tusker after he banged in 22 goals to Zambia early last year.
Were, who has scored 20 goals for Zesco in the league and Champions League up until this season, is currently in Kenya on international duty and is set to feature for Harambee Stars in an international friendly against Liberia this week.