Dennis Oliech Announces KPL Return In 2019

  • Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech, on Thursday, revealed that he was in talks with top three clubs in Kenya, over a possible transfer move before January 2019.

    Confirming the news during an interview on Milele FM, Oliech announced that he had ambitions to represent the country once more, in the Africa Cup of Nations championship in June 2019.

    He hinted that he would reclaim his position in the national team.

    "I am yet to retire, I can come back to Harambee Stars. First of all, let me return to the local league and be the top scorer, then I will be good to return to the national team. I know I am good and I will score goals.

    "Currently I have three options that include Gor Mahia, Sofapaka and Mathare United. I will for sure play in the Kenya Premier League this season. I am itching to make a return and I am confident that by January, I will have nailed a deal to mark my return," Oliech commented.

    The striker, also known as Dennis the Menace, due to the troubles he caused many defenders and goalkeepers, remains Kenya's all-time goal scorer after scoring 37 goals in 74 national team appearances.

    For Kenya to have made the 2004 Nations Cup, it was Oliech's powerful rocket that floored Cape Verde at the Nyayo National Stadium on July 5, 2003, in the sixth and final qualifier that kept Kenya above Togo in the Group.
    Oliech spent the better part of his professional career playing for clubs in the French Ligue 1 and 2, featuring for Nantes, Auxerre, and Ajaccio.

    Earlier in July, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko appointed Oliech alongside former star, Musa Otieno, to the Nairobi County Sports Committee, to oversee sports development in the county.

    Dennis Oliech is without a doubt, among the top football stars that the country has ever produced. Others are; Victor Wanyama, Michael Olunga, Brian Mandela, Allan Wanga and McDonald Mariga just to mention but a few.