Dennis “the menace” hangs his footballing boots

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Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech in a past match

Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has retired from football this coming after failing to secure a deal with any local club. 

“I have officially retired from playing football and will venture into business. I had stated when I left Gor Mahia that I would bounce back by joining Wazito or Bandari, but nothing is forthcoming and that is why I have not seen any need to continue. I have retired both international and at a club level.”

He also revealed that he arrived at the decision after seeing the fortunes of Kenyan football dwindle given the current financial crisis bedeviling the league.

“Kenyan football is on its deathbed and that is evident by the go slows and walkovers in the league. Why can’t KPL management stand strong yet even before SportPesa came, the league was running. The officials have personal interests and are only playing politics in the name of lamenting over sponsorship,” he added.

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.