Former Kenyan national team star Dennis Oliech believes that Tusker deserved to be crowned the champions for the 2019-20 Kenyan Premier League.
Instead, Gor Mahia were announced the champions following the cancellation of the season due to Coronavirus.
However, according to Oliech, Tusker deserved the crown ahead of his former employers.
“According to me, Tusker would have bagged the title if the mid-season table were to be used though they had played 16 matches while Gor Mahia had played 13,” Dennis Oliech is quoted by Nation Sports.
“The matches Gor Mahia had in hand were played when the second leg had started and that’s why it’s difficult to decide when the season was midway,” he added.
By the time of cancellation, Gor Mahia was on the top of the table with 54 points from 23 games while Tusker was third on the log with 46 points from 22 games played.
According to Oliech, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) rushed to make the decision on the league insisting that the top-flight should have been played to the end
“African countries are yet to take a position on whether to cancel their leagues or not”.
“I laud KPL because they were still waiting to see how other major and popular leagues are determined and Fifa’s position on the matter,” he noted.
Who is Dennis Oliech?
Dennis Oguta Oliech was born on February 2nd 1985 is a Kenyan retired professional footballer who played as a striker.
As a member of the Kenya national team, he became his nation’s all-time record goalscorer with 34 goals before retiring from international football in 2016.
He played for clubs like Al-Arabi, Nantes, Auxerre, Ajaccio, Dubai CSC and Gor Mahia in Kenya.
Oliech has a son with his girlfriend and drives a Porsche car and lives in an expansive house.
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