Oliech in the dark over Harambee Stars future
12 October 2014, 16:48
Nairobi - Dennis Oliech still harbours aspirations of
representing the Harambee Stars and intends to win over the favour of
coach Bobby Williamson.
Oliech is still a very active footballer and is competing against
some of the best clubs in France. However, Williamson has previously
indicated that it was time to consider giving some of the younger
players in that country an opportunity to develop at international
"I still want to be part of the team. I cannot retire just
like that. Yes, I know that perhaps it is time to pave way for the
young boys but we must be there to guide them and show them the way just
like it was done for us," Oliech told the Standard on Saturday.
has been rumour and speculation that the striker would hang up his
international boots in the foreseeable future. However, Oliech still
feels that he has a considerable amount to offer the sport.
is not in my mind at the moment. Maybe in another two years. I am only
29 years old yet one can play until one is 40," added Oliech.
doubts have emerged about Kenya's ability to produce another competent
international striker to replace Oliech, he does not feel that his
country is in peril.
"All is not lost, we still have some great
strikers in the team like Allan Wanga in Sudan. He is a good player who
should be able to fit into my shoes but this cannot be done in a hurry,"
added a determined Oliech.
"The current coach still needs the
experienced players featuring alongside the young boys to learn from us.
It is not possible to build a team only with new players."For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!