Kenyan legend Dennis Oliech has set his sights on helping the youth realize their potential in football as he continues to enjoy life in retirement.

According to the former AC Ajaccio man, Kenya can become a football powerhouse if the right structures to nurture talents are put in place.

“It is what I want to do, to help set youth structures to help the country have that set-up. I am hopeful we can do better with the right structures, it is the only way to make football better in the country” said Oliech.

“We do not have active under-19, under-17, or even u-16 national teams in the country,” he added.

On his own football journey, Oliech admitted that everything went south for him when he moved from France to the United Arab Emirates and signed for Dubai Cultural Sports Club.

“It was a grave mistake that pushed me to retirement. If I would have stayed in Europe then I would still be playing at 35 or 36 like Ibrahimovic. I still regret it but I am thankful for what I have managed to achieve.”

Oliech made 76 appearances for National team Harambee Stars and scored 34 goals.

Apart from Ajaccio and Dubai CSC, Oliech also turned out for Nantes, Auxerre , Al-Arabi, Mathare United and Kenyan champions Gor Mahia.