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Why Iconic Kenyan Footballer Dennis Oliech Sold Part of His Properties After Quiting Football


Dennis Oliech is one of the most famous names among Kenyan football fans. This is simply because the “menace” is with no doubt the greatest footballer ever in Kenya. 

Oliech started his football career by playing for Santos football club and later switched to Mathare United.

What Happened To Dennis Oliech
PHOTO COURTESY: Kenya legendary footballer Dennis Oliech/ Facebook

Years later, Dennis Oliech made his debut for the national team Harambee Stars in 2004 and would retire from the International duties 12 years later, in 2016.

During that period, Dennis Oliech made 76 appearances and scored 34 goals in the process. Oliech was part of the Harambee Stars squad that played the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia under iconic coach, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee. 

Later, Dennis Oliech would join several clubs abroad where he spent most of his career in France. While in France, he was the talisman of FC Nantes and Auxerre.

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PHOTO COURTESY: Oliech as he playe

Did Dennis Oliech play in the champions league? Yes of course, while playing for Auxerre, Oliech helped the team in the group stage games of the champions league where they finished in the last position. 

Is Dennis Oliech still playing?

The iconic Kenyan footballer is no longer playing as he hung his boots a few years ago. This is after he spent some years in Gor Mahia after coming to Kenya having completed his duties abroad.


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PHOTO COURTESY: The ‘menace’ Oliech/Facebook

What happened to Dennis Oliech?

Oliech obviously amassed huge amounts of money from his professional football career. He even spent his money purchasing luxurious properties, cars and even a jet. 

However, years after he retired from football, there were several rumors that the iconic Kenyan footballer went broke. 

Well, Dennis Oliech explained everything that happened forcing him to sell some of his precious properties. 

During a past interview, Dennis Oliech disclosed something that many people were unaware of: that he spent KSh 124 million on the care of his late mother, Mary Auma Oliech, and brother, Kevin Opiyo Oliech.

What Happened To Dennis Oliech
PHOTO COURTESY: Oliech/Facebook

According to the legendary football player, he had to sell part of his assets to pay for their medical expenses, which had a terrible impact on his investment portfolio.

“My mother’s hospital bill came to around Sh40 million and we had to pay around Sh84 million for Kevin’s bill. You cannot hold on to an asset and your relatives are ill and need your help…”

Oliech said during a past interview.

Alexandre Kimanzi

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