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
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
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.
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