|AGE:||35 Years Old|
CAREER TOTAL: 445
Speaking about the move to his new club Zesh said:
“I am looking forward to getting started and taking up this new challenge, Kitchee play a very good style of football and put in decent performance against both Chelsea and Blackburn last year. After meeting with the directors and owners of the club, I was impressed with their ambition and determination to take the club up a level. I want to play my part in helping Kitchee improve, raise the profile of the club and further progress in the AFC Cup
Ken Ng, Kitchee’s president, said: “Kitchee is happy to have secured Zesh as our Asian Foreigner for the upcoming AFC Cup competition. Not only has Zesh played at the highest level in England, he has also demonstrated his leadership and good nature as an individual who share our values.
“We believe that he will make a positive impact at Kitchee and in Hong Kong Football.”
"I am very happy to have helped Kitchee win the league, there is an excellent family atmosphere at the club and the all the coaches, clubs officials and fans deserve huge credit. Hopefully we can win the FA Cup and round off. Terrific season by doing the treble"
Zesh played the majority of the season in Midfield displaying his versatility and value to to the team, performing admirably in the holding role. He played 45 from 46 games in all competitions his best career stats in a season to date.Throughout the year he also achieved some notable personal milestones such as playing over 300 career games across four nations and notching up 100+ games in Asia and completing five years of playing competitive football in the Asia region.
In 2016 Zesh was the only import player to be retained by Pahang FC for the new season, Prince Tengku Muda of Pahang appointed Zesh as the team captain for the new season demonstrating his confidence and faith in Zesh. Pahang coach also spoke highly of the choice to make Zesh the skipper saying: “Zesh has been for a few years now and has the respect of the players, fans, media as well as coaches. He is a hard working experienced professional who always leads by example to help the team”
Zesh was equally pleased to be appointed as the Captain saying: “ I have captained my Country and Football League teams in the past and am very much looking forward to helping the young players develop their game and to using my vast experience in the role”