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Who is Flavia Oketcho? Meet Victoria University’s New Dean of Students

Flavia Oketcho (born 16 July 1986) is a Ugandan female basketball player, who plays for Uganda women’s national basketball team.

Flavia ‘Flirsh’ Oketcho is the newly appointed Dean of Students at Victoria University. Her wealth of knowledge and involvement in sports will be key in her role to improve student’s welfare at the Ruparelia-Owned Varsity. But who is Flavia Oketcho? Below we unveil her profile and career summary.

Her Early Life and Education

Flavia Oketcho (born 16 July 1986) is a Ugandan female basketball player, who plays for Uganda women’s national basketball team.

In 1992, Oketcho joined Nakasero Primary School but later changed to Kitante Primary School, where she studied from 1993 to 1998.

In 1999–2002, she attended Kitante Hill Secondary School for O’ level education. in 2001, while at Kitante Hill, she played her first league match with the Lady Bucks. In 2003–2004, she joined Makerere College School for her S5 but later joined Najja High School where she sat her A’level exams.

Oketcho attended Uganda Christian University in 2007 for a degree in Mass Communications. In 2008 she helped the UCU basketball team, the Lady Cannons, to win the league title and was awarded the MVP.

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Commonly known as Flirsh in the basketball circles, Oketcho came to prominence when she broke through at Lady Bucks in 2001.

In 2004 she was voted MVP in the East Africa Club Championship, which she helped to win two league titles. In 2005, she represented Uganda in the Zone V Nations Tournament.

The former Kitante Hill and Makerere College student has won league titles with Lady Bucks, UCU Lady Canons, KCCA Leopards and JKL Lady Dolphins.

Back to back champions: JKL Lady Dolphins defeat UCU Lady Canons - Matooke  Republic
FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi handing over the trophy to JKL Dolphins captain Flavia ‘Flash’ Okecho in 2019

She was instrumental as Uganda qualified and played at the 2015 FIBA Afrobasket Women in Cameroon.

Career and awards

Flavia played her first league match in 2001 with the Lady Bucks.

In 2004 she was voted MVP in the East Africa Club Championship, which she helped to win two league titles.

In 2005, she represented Uganda in the Zone V Nations Tournament.


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