Zesco United and Harambee Stars forward Jesse Were has described reports linking him with a move away from the 2015 Champions as mere speculation adding that he was happy and focused on playing for the Ndola-based side.

Were stated that he only found out through the media that he was linked with a move to either Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) of Tanzania or TP Mazembe of Democrtaic Republic of Congo.

Kenyan online media quoted Were’s agent George Bwana on Monday as saying the player would leave Zesco United if any club met the $150,000.00 transfer fee and a monthly salary of $4700.00.

“What I can say about Yanga is that they haven’t approached me. I have only read what the media has written. It is all speculation because at the moment I am a Zesco player; I am under contract and I am happy here. I am focused on playing the remaining games and to see off my contract till the end of next season,” Were told supersport.com after Zesco United’s morning training session at Levy Mwanawasa today.


“The speculation hasn’t disturbed my play. No club has approached Zesco so as far as I am concerned there is nothing. If they are really serious they can talk to my club and they can agree. I am just a player and my job is to concentrate on my game.


“I would like to tell Zesco United fans that I am still here. I will honour my contract till it ends. I am focused on the game against Kabwe Warriors tomorrow. All of us are focused on the game tomorrow. On Saturday we will be playing in the Barclays Cup final; hopefully things will be great and we will win,” said Were.

Another Zesco United player who is linked with a move to Yanga is Chipolopolo midfielder Misheck Chaila but he also dismissed the reports as rumours.

“I have no comment to make on the speculation because no one approached me and as you can see I am still a Zesco United player. I still have a one year running contract with Zesco United.

“The media can say anything but as of now there is no club which has approached me or Zesco United.”

Both Were and Chaila’s contracts with Zesco United end on 31st December, 2017.

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