Kévin Oliech: Kenyan footballer, 33, dies of cancer in Germany

Kévin Oliech: Kenyan footballer, 33, dies of cancer in Germany

- Kévin Oliech did not have a glittering football career as his brother Dennis'

- He plied his trade with a number of KPL clubs before he moved to Germany

- His death came barely three years after that of his mother who also died of cancer

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Former Mathare United striker Kevin Opiyo Oliech, brother to legendary Harambee Stars forward Dennis Oliech has succumbed to cancer in Germany.

Opiyo, who ended his playing career in Germany with a lower division side has been undergoing treatment in the country before he finally succumbed to the disease.

Kevin Opiyo: Ex-Mathare striker and Oliech's brother dies of cancer in Germany

Kevin Opiyo is younger brother to Dennis Oliech, Harambee Stars' legendary striker. Photo: Getty Images.
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Family spokesperson, Nixon Oliech confirmed the 33-year old died on Sunday afternoon, August 16.

His demise comes just over two years after their mother, Mary Oliech, succumbed to cancer as well.

She had been in and out of hospitals both in Kenya and France where Dennis was plying his trade before she unfortunately passed on.

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Kevin Opiyo: Ex-Mathare striker and Oliech's brother dies of cancer in Germany

Kevin Opiyo's death came barely three years after that of his mother who also died of cancer. Photo: Facebook/Kevin Opiyo.
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Unlike his elder brother Dennis, Kevin had a low key career in the Kenyan Premier League but still managed to play for over a decade in the top tier.

He started out at the now-defunct, Securicor FC before he went on to turn out for Thika United, Mathare United, Tusker FC, Nairobi City Stars, Ushuru FC before winding up his career in Kenya at Nakumatt FC and later moved to Germany.

Kevin has some famous brothers who have played football in Kenya including the late Steve Okumu, former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars defender Andrew Oyombe and former Gor Mahia attacker Ken Oliech.

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