Jesse Were (left) in a past match against Enugu Rangers; he was on target as the Zambian giants beat Real Nakonde 2 - 0 Zesco Media
Were on the mark as Zesco stays in the ZSL title hunt
By Dan Ngulu | Sun 01 Oct, 2017 18:55

Zesco United, home to Kenyan trio – David Owino, Jesse Were and Anthony Akumu – kept the pace for the Zambian Super League (ZSL) title with a 2 – 0 win away to Real Nakonde. Were netted the second goal late in the clash to seal the win after John Chingandu’s first half goal.

The win saw fifth placed Zesco, with two matches in hand, hit 49 points and close in on league leaders Green Buffaloes who are on 53 points while Nakonde stays in the drop zone with 20 points from 29 matches.

At the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Kenyan international John Mark Makwatta was in action as his team Buildcon registered its fourth win in five matches, beating Mufulira Wanderers 1 - 0. Aka Mwachiaba scored the only goal of the game in the final minute of the game.

With the win Buildcon rose two places up, to seventh on the log with 46 points as Mufulira stayed in the relegation region - 16th on 27 points.

Olum benched

In the Major League Soccer in USA, Lawrence Olum was a no show, spending the entire game on the bench as his team, Portland Timbers continued with its wobbly run in the season, this time losing 1 – 2 away to San Jose Earthquakes.

Valeri Qazaishvili scored in the 16th minute to hand Earthquakes a first half lead and Danny Hoesen made it a sure win with the second goal in the 49th minute before Marcelo Blanco scored the consolation three minutes from time.

Earthquakes are seventh on the Western Conference log after the win with 42 points while Portland remains second on 47 points.

Abud Omar

In Bulgaria, Kenyan international Abud Omar featured for the entire 90 minutes as his team registered a 1 – 1 draw away to Vereya at Trace Arena, disrupting their three match winning run. Ivaylo Dimitrov opened the scoring in the 17th minute with Mehdi Fenouche scoring the equalizer in the 37th minute.

With the result Slavia Sofia rose a place higher to 10th with 12 points from 11 matches while Vereya stays third with 20 points.

Dan Ngulu

Twitter: @danodinga

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