Former Harambee Stars Striker Dennis Oliech has finally broken his silence hours after Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia terminated his two year contract.
Gor Mahia prematurely ended Oliech’s contract over what the club termed as ‘serious and persistent cases of misconduct’
According to an official statement by Gor Mahia, Oliech’s poor performances on the pitch and his constant absence from training without permission was the last straw with the club deciding to prematurely end his contract.
Oliech has now come out to refute all the claims labeled against him with the former AJ Auxerre man now stating that he does not recognise the termination letter from Gor Mahia.
On missing training, Oliech has insisted that he has missed training sessions due to an injury he sustained on his hand during a KPL Match between Gor Mahia and Western Stima.
“These stories you have been hearing are all lies and the truth of the matter is that I have never recovered from the injury on my hand that fractured, the bandage was just removed two weeks ago,” Said Oliech as quoted by Nation Sports.
Oliech has also denied reports that he has been ignoring summons from Gor Mahia. The former Kenyan Captain has insisted that Gor Mahia has only contacted him twice and as a matter of fact he has attended two training sessions.
“The team manager has only called me twice contrary to what is being said and even if I didn’t pick he could have texted me. I trained with Gor Mahia twice after they returned from Burundi and after advice from the doctor I had to stay away, the team manager knows that,” he added.
Oliech has blamed Gor Mahia for not giving him adequate time to recover while at the same time insisting that he is still a Kogallo player.
Oliech has blamed his current woes on his role in fighting for the rights of players at Gor Mahia. Oliech was rumoured to be among top players at Gor Mahia that were calling for a go-slow among players as a way to demand for their accrued salaries.
He also denied reports that he is in line to vie for the now vacant Kibra Parliamentary Seat.
With Oliech now standing his ground with regards to his dismisal, Gor Mahia management through CEO Omondi Aduda have insisted that they parted ways with the veteran striker due to his gross misconduct.
“We are done with him and any action he takes is on his own hands. As an employer, you can’t be my player after terminating your contract. The many issues he is bringing have no value to us because we had time to sort them out but he avoided us,” Said Aduda.
It seems like Gor Mahia and Oliech are headed for a long battle. Who will blink first?