Back at Auxerre
Oliech’s move to Turkish side hits snag
Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has made a U-turn to AJ Auxerre after his transfer to newly promoted Turkish side Kasimpasa Spor Kulubu fell through. Oliech thus returns to the Stade Abbe Deschamps where the Burgundians will be playing French Second Division football next season following a poor campaign in the top flight last season.
Oliech, the club’s top scorer with ten goals last season is rejoining Auxerre in pre season preparations for the new campaign. Auxerre president Gerard Bourgoin, confirmed Oliech had returned to the club. “The deal to join Kasimpasa fell through over monetary issues. We have opted to bring the player back to Auxerre in the hope that he will play a key part with our focus being to regain promotion back to the top flight this coming season.”
However, the exodus from Auxerre has continued with Oliech’s strike partner Alain Traore joining Lorient. Bourgoin hopes Oliech will stay. He revealed top French club Lille have expressed interest in Oliech. The burly Kenyan striker has also sparked interest in the United Arab Emirates. “There are clubs who are interested in him but we will only sell for the right price,” added Bourgoin
He added that Oliech was taken through a special training session on Wednesday afternoon at the Abbe Deschamps Stadium. Elsewhere AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops has snubbed speculations that have been linking striker Allan Wanga with a move to South Africa. It had been reported earlier that Wanga had been invited for trials by Free State Stars, a top flight side in South African Professional League.
However, Koops has moved swiftly to refute the claims as mere hear-say and confirmed Wanga is still an AFC Leopards player. “I just hear that wide spread rumour from people, But I want to confirm that Allan Wanga is still part of the team, those are just speculations,” he said. The marksman who is at Leopards on an eight-month loan from Vietnamese side Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) is expected back in Vietrnam in August.