Watford Parts Ways with Kenyan Midfielder

The newly-promoted English Premier League side Watford have parted ways with Kenyan midfielder, Henry Ochieng among 12 other youth players.

The Kenyan was announced by Watford back in January having been signed from Cork City Football club in Ireland.

The following 13 players will leave the club: Mac Chisholm, Thomas Horsewood, Max Thompson, Phoenix Patterson, Bayli Spencer-Adams, Maxwell Statham, Mason Barrett, Sam Dalby, Harry Forster, Teddy Perkins, Toby Stevenson, Mitchel Bergkamp, and Henry Ochieng. All at Watford FC wish the best of luck to these departing youth players in their future careers,” read the statement from Watford.

Born to Kenyan parents in London, Ochieng made his debut for Kenya U-23 against Mauritius on November 14, 2018. This was in the 2019 Africa U-23  Cup of Nations qualification where he came on as a substitute.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Bosun Lawal has been offered a new contract by Watford before the start of the 2021-2022 campaign.

The Nigerian won the Academy Player of the Season award for the Hornets for the 2020-2021 season and is regarded as a key figure by the club. This high regard has helped him get his first professional contract offer.

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