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Zesco hand Were’s siblings invites to Zambia

Zesco United have handed Jesse Were’s siblings exclusive invites to Zambia where they will visit the player and watch him play in a highly billed Caf Africa Champions League game.

Nairobi News can exclusively reveal that the Zambia league champions invited Were’s elder brother Kevin, alongside a family friend – renowned Disc Jockey Chris Darling, to Ndola earlier this week.

The two landed in Ndola and have been put up at a high end hotel.

They will watch Zesco United’s final group stage Champions League game against Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca from the executive box at the 50,000 seater Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Wednesday evening.


“They are guests of the club and also visiting their brother. This we negotiated in their contracts. All Kenyan players at Zesco have an opportunity to invite their relatives over there at some point during the season. It is a venture Kenyan clubs should consider introducing for their foreign based players. It will increase their morale,” Kenyan based football agent George Bwana, who negotiated Were’s deal with Zesco told Nairobi News.

Besides the game, Kevin and Darling could also be set for a tour of the historic copperbelt area and the Livingstone tourist site during their week long stay in Zambia.

Jesse Were has been an instant hit at Zesco since switching base from Tusker in a high profile transfer in January. He is currently the club’s top scorer with 16 goals this season, 12 of which have been scored in the league – where he also tops the scoring charts.

Crucially, the 27 year old scored twice against seasoned club Al Ahly in Egypt two weeks ago, goals that enabled his club qualify for the semis of the Caf Champions League for the first time in its history.