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Oliech causes stir in Harambee Stars training

08 October 2014, 19:05

Nairobi - Former Harambee Stars captain, Dennis Oliech, trained with the squad despite not being called-up by new head coach Bobby Williamson for their international friendly against 2015 Afcon hosts Morocco.

The sighting of Oliech, the country's all-time leading goal scorer who plies his trade with French first division Ligue 2 side AJ Ajaccio at the team' s training camp in Nairobi, sent pulses racing but Williamson confirmed he was not part of his plans.

"I did not call him up to the team but he has come here to train with us. He is not going to play against Morocco," Williamson said on Tuesday.

Read also: Williamson happy with Harambee Stars focus

Oliech, who was axed by his predecessor, Belgian Adel Amrouche, controversially returned to the team for the 2015 Afcon qualifier second leg against Lesotho in August where Kenya bowed out of the continental showpiece 1-0 on aggregate after being forced to a barren stalemate at home.

Then, unconfirmed reports claimed the striker credited with 34 goals in 63 matches for Harambee Stars had been asked by Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya to play against Amrouche' s wishes.

Meanwhile, Williamson announced Tusker FC forward, Jesse Were would miss the Morocco trip after picking up an injury in training.

- Xinhua

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