Sony Sugar defender Kevin Oluoch retires from football after 14-years

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Oluoch revealed that he is contemplating taking up coaching career in the new future

Sony Sugar defender Kevin Oluoch has retired from active football after an illustrious career in the Kenyan Premier League.

The former Thur-Gem alumnus and Gor Mahia defender, finally hanged his boots after 14 years of dedicated service with several KPL clubs.

The journeyman, Oluoch, who began his top-flight career with Nzoia Sugar, boasts of two KPL medals, having lifted the title with Sony Sugar in 2006 before repeating the same fete with Sofapaka in 2008.

But his long and winding journey that saw him move from Nzoia Sugar; to Sony Sugar then to Sofapaka and back to Sony, then to Western Stima, Gor Mahia and again back to Sony, has finally come to an end. This comes after Oluoch, who also won the Kenya Secondary School Games nationals with Thur-Gem, helped Sony Sugar to a ninth-place finish last season.

“Now you have to agree with me that time has come for me to hang my golden boots and to say bye to all my fans out there.

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‘It is very painfully and hard to walk away from what you love the most. What always brings me together with my friends, but the bones are getting weaker day by day,” Oluoch broke the news on his Facebook page.

While speaking to Goal, Oluoch revealed that he is contemplating venturing into a coaching career in the new future. “I will return to football in two to three years, maybe as a coach but for now I will have to go back to work (at Sony Sugar) as I work on my coaching badge.”

Oluoch’s career was weighed down by a nagging knee injury last season that, he says, contributed to his retirement.