Dennis Oliech retires

Former Harambee Stars player Dennis Oliech has officially retired from active football.

Daily Nation reported that the long serving strikers, who played professional football  failed to nail a move to any Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club.

Oliech had hoped of being signed by one of the KPL clubs notably Wazito or Bandari, but with less than two weeks to the end of January transfer window, the veteran striker has decided to hang his boots after the two clubs and none in the league failed to show any interest in his services.

Oliech, who also said he is not interested in pursuing a coaching career as other footballers, revealed he will soon start an agency business where he will use his fame in various countries to search for greener pastures for younger players

Considered one of the most decorated player in Kenyan football, Oliech, who retired from playing international football in 2016 would in January 2019 join Gor Mahia on a two-year contract becoming the highest paid player.

The contract would end unceremoniously eight months later when he was shown the door by K’Ogalo after failing to attend training sessions and claims that he intended to vie for the then vacant Kibra parliamentary seat.

Oliech played for Harambee Stars for over a decade and is the second time all time top scorer with 35 goals, one shy of Ouma Chege who played for the Harambee Stars in 80s.

The former Mathare United striker also turned out for Al-Arabi in the Middle East, Nantes, Auxerre and Ajaccio in France at club level.

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