Ochieng was freed up from National League side Leyton Orient in mid-March Image/Source
New club for Ochieng after QPR miss
By Patrick Korir | Tue 04 Sep, 2018 07:00

After close to five months of club searching midfielder Henry Ochieng, 19, is now in the ranks of English National league side Braintree Town.

The fifth tier side roped in the gifted midfielder at the onset of August 2018 till the close of June 2019.

Also read: Kenyan midfielder released by English side

Kenyan Parents

Till his confirmation at Braintree, Ochieng, born in Redbridge to Kenyan parents, had been out in the cold without a club. 

The youngster was freed up from National League side Leyton Orient in mid-March. His release from East London club was informed by lack of game time under manager Justin Edinburgh. 

Ochieng is a former England U13 player who went on to spend six years at the Academy side of English Premier League team West Ham.  

Thereafter he signed a two-year scholarship with Leyton Orient before going on to earn a pro deal in December 2016.

Also read: Ochieng handed pro deal at Leyton Orient


Braintree Town was founded back in 1898 and was promoted to the National league South via playoff after finishing the ended season sixth from the 22 participants. 

The team is currently 23rd in the 24-team Vanarama sponsored National League with three points earned from eight games. Ochieng has so far featured in three of the eight league ties. 

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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