Jesse Were linked with shock return to Zesco United

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STARS ABROAD Jesse Were linked with shock return to Zesco United

Festus Chuma 18:32 - 23.01.2024

Kenyan footballer Jesse Were is in talks for a comeback to Zesco United after a stint with Kansanshi Dynamos ends.

Kenya international Jesse Jackson Were is on the brink of a sensational return to Zambian football giants Zesco United.

The 34-year-old striker, who is currently a free agent following the conclusion of his tenure with Kansanshi Dynamos, is rumored to be in advanced talks with Zesco United, a club where he previously achieved remarkable success.

Sources close to the negotiations reveal that Were recently had a pivotal meeting with Zesco United’s chairperson, Richard Mulenga, hinting at a possible deal.

According to Wami Katanga, a reputable journalist with Bolla Zambia, Were is expected to ink an initial one-year contract with an option for extension.

This move could mark a significant milestone for both Were and Zesco, as the club seeks to bolster its attacking options with a familiar and proven talent.

Were's potential return to Zesco is more than just a transfer; it is a homecoming.

His previous stint at the club, which started in 2016 after his transfer from FKF Premier League side Tusker FC, was nothing short of spectacular.

Were's tenure at Zesco was marked by exceptional achievements, including clinching the league title four times.

His goal-scoring prowess was evident as he reached a milestone of a hundred goals, an achievement that underscores his status as one of the club's most successful foreign signings in the past decade.

"Were leaves Zesco United a very proud lad, having reached a century of goals last season and contributing two more in the first half of the current league campaign," the club stated in a previous release.

His return could rekindle the formidable form that saw him win the domestic cup title and play a crucial role in Zesco United's journey to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League.

In addition to his club achievements, Were's individual accolades are equally impressive.

His nomination as the Africa-based Player of the Year in 2016 is a testament to his impact and influence on the African football scene.

While at Kansanshi Dynamos, Were's contributions were significant, though perhaps less flashy than in his prime.

He managed to find the back of the net seven times in over 30 appearances, a testament to his enduring skills and adaptability. 

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