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Oliech, EABL dispute to land in Fifa

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NAIROBI, Kenya, April 17- Football Kenya Federation (FKF) plans to write to world football governing body Fifa, for counsel on the disagreement pitting Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech and the national team sponsors East African Breweries Limited (EABL).

Speaking to Capital Sport, the federation’s vice chairman Sammy Shollei said that after a meeting held on Tuesday between the concerned parties, the player’s representatives and the brewing company could arrive at an agreement as the latter have already ruled out any compensation.

“We will be sending a copy of the said contract to Fifa’s legal department on Wednesday seeking their legal view on the best way forward to handle the issue and find a cordial solution,” said Shollei.

The Auxerre striker made good his threat to quit the national team to focus on his club career over the unlawful use of his image on billboards without his consent by the sponsors in his face book account on Sunday.

Last month, Oliech wrote to the federation demanding payment for the use of his image on promotional outdoor advertisement by the brewing company lest he takes the quit action in protest.

The forward who is currently the top scorer at his struggling French Ligue 1 side with nine made his debut for the national team in 2002 and is still the team’s all time top corer with 25.

Meanwhile, the federation will advertise the posts of Technical Director and Chief Executive Officer currently held by Patrick Naggi and Lodvick Aduda.

The two officers have been holding the positions in acting capacity since the election of the new team into office in October last year.

The resolution was reached at the federation’s National Executive Committee meeting held on Tuesday where the successful candidates selected will take up their duties beginning May 15.

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