The immediate future of Dennis Oliech at Gor Mahia is not in question, club CEO Lordvick Aduda has stated in the wake of reports that the former Harambee Stars skipper may be among players set to be released as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions shape up for the 2019/20 season.
Oliech signed a two year deal with Gor Mahia at the start of 2019 and had a mixed season that was sadly ended by injury, after breaking his arm in the game against Western Stima early in May.
Aduda has confirmed that the striker is under observation by the club’s medics, indicating that they are willing to walk with him as they look to his return. He revealed that the striker still has about five months out before recovering fully.
Still under contract
“Oliech is under medication after his injury towards the end of the season. He still has a contract with us and it is not like us releasing a player when injured. You all saw how we did it with Wellington Ochieng as well as Karim Nizigiyimana. By the time we released Karim, he was fully fit and we had taken care of him.
“So Oliech still has four or five months to recuperate and we will walk this journey with him. It is unfortunate that he got injured when he had just picked up good form but it is the nature of football and we wish him well,” Aduda said.
Short in attack
Going by Aduda’s estimates, Oliech is set to miss the opening stages of the coming season, which leaves Gor short in attack, following the confirmation of Jacques Tuyisenge’s departure after the 2018/19 season.
Gor Mahia was for some time linked with Sony Sugar attacker Derrick Otanga but he is reported to be on his way to league newcomers Wazito FC.