The 32-year-old star struck three times as Timu ya Ziko grabbed a huge win over the weekend to move closer to another league title
Kenya international Jesse Were said his search was over after scoring 100 goals for Zesco United in a Super League game against Kitwe United on Sunday.
Timu ya Ziko The all-time goalscorer managed a hat-trick to help him reach the milestone as Ndola’s side picked up points that brought them closer to Premier League glory. The former Mathare United striker has faced stiff competition under coach Mumba Munamba, but the latest feat could help him reassert his authority as a first team.
“I would like to thank God for this opportunity and for giving me the opportunity to play for Zesco United. It is an important step in my career. Getting a century of goals for the club makes me very happy and motivated, especially when I watch the way the team play “, We told the club portal.
“When you leave home you usually go looking and I thank God the research is over, especially since I scored 100 goals for the team. I’m sure there will be a lot to come.
“It gives me a lot of appetite to do more for the club and motivates me to work hard. Working behind the scenes is very difficult for a player, especially when you have to translate that onto the pitch on match day. I’m happy and at ease that all my efforts were not in vain.
“I would like to thank my teammates and the technical bench for their support and for cheering me on through good times and bad. It has not been an easy season for me, but with everyone’s support I continued to push. I am very happy I managed to take this step. I am motivated to work even harder. “
The club hailed the Harambee Star as one of the best players they have signed in the past 10 years, saying: “Were has joined a list of a growing number of foreign players who have made Zambia their best destination to develop their career in gaming.
“A naturally gifted forward with a keen eye for goals, Were has been one of the best foreign acquisitions to honor Zambian play. He is also one of the best players Zesco United have signed in the past decade, helping Zesco United to win several titles in the process.
“The tall, lanky striker has been a threat to national league and continental football defenders.”
Timu ya Ziko only need two points to win the Premier League title.