In Summary
  • In a special event organized by Tecno, the Tecno AFCON Legends friendly football match in Cote D’Ivoire will feature Oliech
  • Other esteemed African football legends, include Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.
  • He won the CECAFA Cup with Harambee Starts in 2002, winning the Golden Boot award.

Harambee Stars Dennis Oliech prepares to grace the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

This year’s tournament, set to kick off on Saturday 13 January, is not just a celebration of African football but also a testament to the enduring spirit of legends like Oliech.

READ also: Dennis Oliech: The King of Kenyan Football to be feted

Oliech The Illustrious Soccer Legend

Former Harambee Stars Dennis Oliech in a past international fixture. PHOTO/COURTESY

 

Oliech, renowned as Kenya’s all-time leading goal scorer, with an impressive record of 37 goals in 74 matches, will be one of the stars in a galaxy of African football legends at the event.

The soccer legend is considered to be the most talented Kenyan player in football history, and is the country’s all-time leading goal scorer with 37 goals in 74 matches.

He won the CECAFA Cup with Harambee Starts in 2002, winning the Golden Boot award.

He helped Harambee Stars qualify for AFCON Championship in 2004.

READ Also: Harambee Stars intensify training ahead of 2026 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers

Tecno AFCON Legends

In a special event organized by Tecno, the Tecno AFCON Legends friendly football match in Cote D’Ivoire will feature Oliech alongside other esteemed African football legends, including Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.

This match, as reported by Ghanaian portal Joy Online is  scheduled to take place in Cote D’Ivoire, is aimed at not only celebrating the prowess of some of Africa’s iconic footballers but also to foster a sense of unity and camaraderie among fans across Africa. the gap between technology and sports.

Kenyans have taken to X with congratulatory messages as captured below

‘’He deserves all the good things.’’

‘’Good stuff to Deno. The menace’’

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