Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay has admitted that Dennis Oliech could start in their league match against Tusker on Wednesday. Oktay said Dennis is a professional player and he said it was good to have him in his squad. As much as there are issues to be sorted, it is good to have such players in one’s plans. He was impressed with Oliech because he looked sharp in training and Oktay will definitely give him a start Wednesday.
The former Harambee Stars captain is returning to K’Ogalo squad after a four day ‘strike’ that saw him miss the Caf Confederation Cup Group D match against Hussein Dey of Algeria on Sunday.
Oktay has now confirmed that he was very happy to the see the striker back and that he could hand him a start against the brewers in the mid-week clash. “I was looking forward to have him (Oliech) back and I am very happy that he listened to my request and reported for training.
“I have tired legs in my squad already and with the Caf tie against Hussein Dey coming up on Sunday, I will decide on whether to start him and also rest a few players, maybe nine or seven, but I promise that I will rotate the squad for the Tusker match,” Oktay told Goal in an interview.
On Monday, Oktay had reached out to the player to return to training as they try and sort out the stand-off with the club over pay