Were, ‘Calabar’ shine as Zesco United down Dynamos

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Zesco United have advanced to the 2017 Charity Shield final

Kenyans Jesse Were and David ‘Calabar’ Owino have starred for Zesco United in the club’s 4-2 victory against Power Dynamos during the 2017 Charity Shield semi-final match played on Thursday at Arthur Davies Stadium.

Were grabbed a brace while ‘Calabar’ scored a goal to hand head coach Zlatko Krmpotic his first win in a competitive match since his appointment.

Zesco United went to the match fully aware that they were facing the defending champions and were therefore set to start the match on a high tempo, a thing they realized in the 17th minute courtesy of Were.

‘Calabar’ then made it 2-1 in the 29th minute before Power Dynamos’ Billy Mutale scored to his own net three minutes later. Lyson Sikaonga scored a consolation for Dynamos in the 42nd minute heding to the breather at 3-1.

On return, Were completed his brace in a match where other Kenyan midfielder Anthony ‘Tedy’ Akumu was also very instrumental. Dynamos then lodged a comeback campaign but only managed one more goal in the 85th minute from Larry Bwalya.

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Zesco United will now meet either Zanaco or Nkana, whose match is underway at the same venue, in the tourney’s final match.

Zesco United: Jacob Banda, Daut Musekwa, Fackson Kapumbu, Ben Adama Banh, David Owino Odhiambo, Kondwani Mtonga, Anthony Akumu, John Chingandu , Jackson Mwanza, Jesse Jackson Were and Dave Daka.

Subs: Lameck Nyangu, Marcel Kalonda, Bernard Mapili, Mwape Mwelwa, Lazarous Kambole and Patrick Kongolo. 

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