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Dennis Oliech Launches Foundation to Give Back to Society

by Zablon Ondari
2 mins read

Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oguta Oliech has launched a foundation that is aimed at helping the less privileged in society.

Sharing the news on his Facebook page, the 37-year-old stated that his love for Kenya has been immense and it’s now time to give back to the community.

“Coming from a humble background love for my community and Kenya at large has always been immense and now its time to give back to the community, its time to do more and touch the lives of many Kenyan youths who would love to be like me and to even achieve more than I did,” he wrote.

The foundation Known as ‘Dennis Oliech Foundation ‘will nurture young talents from the underprivileged in society, and create social-economic awareness in the communities together.

Oliech now joins the league of Victor Wanyama and Johanna Omollo who are already running their foundations.

Born on 2nd February 1985 in Dagoretti corner, Oliech started playing for the national team at the age of 17 in 2002 against Nigeria. He is one of the most celebrated players in Kenyan football. He has made 76 appearances for the national team.

He became Kenya’s all-time goal scorer, with 34 goals before ending active soccer involvement in 2016.

Oliech started playing for Dagoretti Santos in his early age before moving to Mathare United. He then moved to Qatar, France and Dubai for his international professional football.

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