Of patriotism and Oliech’s biggest ‘missed’ chance

Gor Mahia's Dennis Oliech (left) celebrates his goal with team mate Jacques Tuyisenge

Gor Mahia's Dennis Oliech (right) celebrates his goal with team mate Jacques Tuyisenge during their Caf Confederation Cup Group D match against Zamalek on February 03, 2019 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. 

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What you need to know:

  • The most memorable one is of course the much-talked-about Oliech thunderbolt against Cape Verde in 2003 at Kasarani that earned Harambee Stars a place in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia after a 12-year hiatus
  • Oliech had already won many hearts after he famously turned down an offer from the Qatari government to change nationalities for a jaw-dropping cash incentive
  • Many years later, Oliech says he would gleefully seize the opportunity, without a second thought, given another chance

Retired national football team skipper Dennis Oliech, recently made a startling revelation during an interview on national TV.

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