Muhoroni’s Ochomo named April player of the month

By alex wafula
May 17, 2016
  • Muhorobi's Wycliffe Ochomo(in yellow) in a past KPL game.He is the player of the month for April.(Photo:SNA File)

Wycliffe Ochomo is the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa April player of the month.

The Muhoroni Youth forward was picked ahead of Eric Johannah from Mathare United, John Makwatta from Ulinzi Stars and Rwandese Jacques Tuyisenge who has been in good form for his club Gor Mahia.

Ochomo scored four goals in five matches for the sugar belt side in April. He scored in Muhoroni’s 1-0 win over Bandari at home, hit twice in Muhoroni’s 2-0 win over Nairobi City Stars and scored the equalizer in Muhoroni’s draw with Mathare United.

The combined goals he scored won Muhoroni seven points.

Ochomo received 32 points ahead of Johanna who scored 29, Makwatta with 19 and Tuyisenge’s 17 from the final vote tally by the SJAK football committee.

“I am really delighted with this award because I have been working hard and it is a reward of the same. My team mates have really played a huge role in my performance and I thank them as well,” Ochomo said as he received his award at the team’s training base in Muhoroni.

The former Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars marksman has hit nine goals so far this season. His top-scoring form has seen him earn a maiden call up to the national team. He expects to win his first ever cap in Kenya’s two friendly matches against Sudan and Tanzania at the end of this month.

“It has been my dream to don the national team jersey and I am hoping this time I make it. I will go there, work hard and do my best and see what comes of it,” Ochomo opined.

James Omondi, the team’s head coach was full of praise of the forward who he says has come of age and deservedly got the award.

“He has realized that this is his right time to shine and has been working hard in training and in games. He has been one of our most important players this season and I am happy for him that he is awarded,” said Omondi.

Muhoroni currently lie 6th 

Ochomo bags a 43-inch TV from co-sponsors LG as well as Sh100,000 while the team gets a token of Sh50,000.

Meanwhile, Omondi, the Muhoroni Youth coach remains optimistic the side will attain their target of finishing the first leg on 26 points.

This is despite the fact they have to win all their remaining second leg matches.

The sugar belt side will be away to Kakamega Homeboyz and at home to neighbors Chemelil Sugar for the final two games of the season.

“I have been impressed so far with what we have given in the first 13 games but we have a target which we are working on and I am optimistic we can attain it. We only need to sharpen a bit and I am sure we will get there,” Omondi said.

Muhoroni are currently sixth on the log with 20 points.