MVP Ochwo Owes It To 'Hardwork'


check geneva;”>Reflecting back on a highly successful season in which national captain was outstanding as Uganda reclaimed the annual two-team Elgon Cup, medications edging the eastern neighbours 19-16 on aggregate over the two legs, championed Victoria to Bamburi glory and went on to lead MTN Heathens the 2013 Nile Special Super 8 Championship.


“It was a great surprise and I am thankful to the Lord who blessed me with such a wonderful season. I didn’t expect to win MVP with the current crop of exciting younger players also being nominated. I do respect them for they are talented, have energy and more time to play the game,” he said.

Currently playing for Heathens, the open side flanker will also lead Uganda Cranes in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) finals against Kenya in Madagascar so definitely has the Bamburi Series in sight.

Ochwo (left) celebrates with MTN Heathens teammates at Sheraton

“I am definitely hoping for an opportunity to play in Bamburi but that is also in the Lord’s hands so I am very much at peace about that. Every game against a Kenyan side is like a final to me so as long as I am performing as close to my potential a possible by doing the right training, the rest is not in my hands, “he added.

Ochwo overcame stiff competition from fellow Heathens star Jonathon ‘Bishop’ Onen, DMark Kobs’ wing Justin Kimono and G4S Pirates skipper Timothy Ddumba and Marvin Odong.

Uganda Cranes Captain Mathias Ochwo

He dedicated his second MVP Award (winner in 2007) to his number one fan, 3 year-old Hilima Ochwo his daughter.

“She is my best fan and never misses any game of my here in Uganda,” Mathias confessed.

Ochwo was presented with his MVP award at the 2012 URU Nile Special Rugby Awards held prestigious Sheraton Kampala Hotel on Tuesday, 30th April.

2012 MVP Nominees


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