Former Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech has retired from football at the age of 34.
Oliech made the announcement on Sunday after failing to land a Kenya Premier League club, and now moves into business, at least according to Standard Digital.
“I have officially retired from playing football and will venture into business. I had stated that I would bounce back by joining Wazito or Bandari, but nothing is forthcoming, that’s why I have not seen any need to continue,” Oliech is quoted.
KPL clubs were reportedly not keen on landing Oliech’s services as the former Gor Mahia striker also cited financial troubles in the league as one of the factors that engineered his retirement.
“Kenyan football is on its deathbed and that is evident by the go slows and walkovers in the league,” Oliech offered.
The Harambee Stars talisman revealed his next step in life, saying he would act as an agent for young aspiring footballers in Kenya.
“I will be an agent for young talented footballers so as to enable them get clubs in Europe,” the 34-yeara old revealed.
Oliech is Harambee Stars’ record goal scorer with 34 goals, having announced his retirement from international football in March 2016.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from the national team Harambee Stars. At this point, I don’t feel my contribution has been appreciated by stakeholders. It has become difficult playing for the national team when you are not appreciated,” a seemingly broken Oliech said in March 2016.