Brace-hero Were opens account as Zesco falls short of victory
Jesse Were bagged a brace as Zesco United came just
short of a priceless victory in a 2-2 draw against Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League fifth
rounds clash played on Friday 12 August in Egpyt's Suez Stadium.
The Kenya striker opened his account on the continental front just five minutes in nodding down a Jackson Mwanza cross low past Ahmed Adel near post.
A suspect defense of a set piece ball however saw Al Ahly pull leveled through Rami Rabia before Were’s sublimely turned a defender inside out and smashing low in to the far post saw the visitor reclaim their lead five minutes later .
The attacker would also prove pivotal on the defensive duties helping out in back line that consisted of compatriot David Owino with a 77th minute goal-line clearance.
Top of Group
But just when it seemed ending on their favour, substitute Emad Meteb’s well struck bicycle kick came off Owino and past Jacob Banda to settle the tie with five minutes remaining .
The win would however saw Zesco claim a one point lead of the group ahead of Wydad who play Asec in Sunday clash.
Ahly: Ahmed Adel, Ahmed Fathi, Rami Rabia, Saad Samir, Sabri Rahil (Karim Nedved 75), Hossam Ashour, Hossam Ghaly (Marwan Mohsen 67), Ali Maaloul, Abdallah El-Said, Moemen Zakareya, Amr Gamal (Emad Meteb 55)
ZESCO: Banda Jacob, Oluwafemi Ayo, Ben Adama Bahn, Simon Silwimba, Ching'ndu John (Idris Mbombo 65), Misheck Chaila, Jackson Mwanza, David Odhiambo, Clatous Chama, Kondwani Mtonga (Anthony Akumu 63), Jesse Were (Daut Musekwa 88)