Henry Ochieng signs for Watford

Wingate & Finchley would like to congratulate former midfielder Henry Ochieng on his transfer to Watford FC.

Henry joined Wingate in the summer of 2019 and made 31 appearances for the club before signing for Cork City.

Following an impressive spell at the League of Ireland Premier Division side, he has secured a move to the Vicarage Road club and will join the U23s side.


Blues’ Chairman Aron Sharpe said: “I’m really pleased for Henry. He’s a really good guy, he’s really driven to be a professional football player and he’s a quality football player.

“It’s a great move for somebody who’s looking to make football their career – it’s a Premiership club – and it gives us great gravitas.

“We can take some plaudits because we really got Henry playing again, as well as {former players} Nathan Mavila {who signed for Swedish club Brage on Monday} and Scott Kashket [who featured in Wycombe’s FA Cup tie against Tottenham on Monday evening}.

“I say to all the boys: you really have to go a step at a time. {Henry} listened to us, he’s an intelligent guy and just thinks in the right way and it’s worked out for him, it’s been very successful for him.”