Kenya coach Adel Amrouche recalls Dennis Oliech to squad

Adel Amrouche
Adel Amrouche

Kenya coach Adel Amrouche has recalled former captain Dennis Oliech in his 27-man squad to face Namibia in next month's 2014 World Cup final preliminary round match.

Amrouche's decision to pick the 28-year-old France-based striker comes only two months after the player appeared to have fallen out of favour with the coach.

Oliech was left out of the team and stripped of the captaincy in June for his failure to attend training before the team travelled to Malawi.

It now appears that Amrouche has had a change of heart regarding Oliech who has been effective in front of goal for the past decade.

Amrouche has also included two new caps, Rodgers Omondi and Jesse Were to support the veteran striker against Namibia in Nairobi on 8 September.

"Oliech has been going for goals alone and finding them the way he wants for too long", Amrouche told reporters.

"Omondi and Were should bring a new dimension to the team's attack because everyone in my team should be able to score,"

Kenya have not won any match in their World Cup qualifying campaign, having drawn three and lost two in their five matches.

They occupy fourth place, bottom of Group F, with three points.

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