Injured Jesse Were to miss Zesco United league match

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The former Tusker striker picked a knee injury in Zesco United’s -0-0 draw away to South African side against SuperSport United

Kenyan striker Jesse Were is set to miss Zesco United’s league match against Lumwana Radiants in the Zambian league on Tuesday.

The former Tusker striker picked a knee injury in Zesco United’s -0-0 draw away to South African side against SuperSport United in the first leg of Caf Confederation Cup quarter-final match last Friday in Pretoria.

Were’s absence will be a major blow to the former Zambian champions. The Harambee Stars striker currently tops Zesco United scorers’ chart with 11 goals.

The mid-week game has been described by another Kenyan international and Zesco United defender, David Owino as ‘very important’ as Zesco starts a slow journey back to the top of the table.

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“These two games (Lumwana and SuperSport) are two different games. This is a league match and such games are important for us to win the league.”

Victory will see Zesco United replace Nkana at number three and see them move within four points of leaders Green Buffaloes and a point adrift of second-placed Zanaco. Zesco will also be without midfielder Kondwani Mtonga.

Lumwana are yet to beat Zesco since making their top-flight debut in 2016.

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