Oliech to assume technical role

Gor Mahia attacker Dennis Oliech, who is currently on injury list, has been called upon to take the role of assistant coach. Now that Coach Oktay is away, Patrick Odhiambo will take over as head coach with Oliech as his assistant.

“Now that Oliech is still not fit to play and owing to his vast experience, we have appointed him on acting capacity to deputise Patrick Odhiambo who is also the acting head coach as we await a word from Oktay.” said Ronald Ngala to Citizen Sports

Meawnhile Gor Mahia have said they are fully behind coach Oktay.

“As Gor Mahia family, we are fully behind Oktay as he seeks to deal with personal issues back home. We have given him a minimum of five days,” said CEO Omondi Aduda to the Standard.

Oktay is said to be in Turkey to take care of both his parents who have cancer.

” Oktay may or may not come back. He has been having serious family issues for long and we even thought he would not come back from leave. He has told us he will be back in case his parents health improve, otherwise he will write to the chairman to look for an alternative should need arise.” said Ronald Ngala to Citizen Sports

Oliech officially joins Gor Mahia

Dennis Oliech officially put pen to paper on a two year contract with Gor Mahia. The 33 year old earlier promised to score at least 30 goals this season.

“We are happy to bring him on board for two seasons. As you know, we’ve been in search of a local striker and his signing is a reprieve. The coach was already impressed with him in training,” said CEO Omondi Aduda to the Nation.

Aduda rubbished reports about Oliech’s salary.

“I don’t know, who came up with the Sh350, 000 figure and I can categorically state that that is not true. Oliech has signed and says we should keep contract details secret. “he said to goal.com

Oliech scored 37 goals in 77 appearances for Harambee stars. Locally he played for Mathare United then Tusker. His career then took him to Qatar then to France where he played for Nantes, Auxerre and Ajaccio.

He becomes the fourth member of his family to play for Gor Mahia after Steve Okumu, Andrew Oyombe and Kennedy Oliech

Steve Okumu pictured here with Josiah Ougo in 1998

Kennedy Oliech was team captain and leading scorer in 2004 and 2005
Andrew Oyombe played for Gor Mahia in 2009