Ugandan right back Herbert Bockhorn was delighted following a pleasant start to life in the Bundesliga division 2 which involved him helping his new side FC Magdeburg to a 2-1 victory over Greuther Fürth.
The victory earned on Sunday, September 11, ensured that FC Magdeburg earned their first win in the last five matches played to the 2022/23 campaign and they are currently in the 15th position with 7 points in as many 8 games they have played so far.
In a match played at MDCC Arena saw Bockhorn playing all the 90 minutes with Cristiano Piccini scoring for the hosts at eight minutes past half an hour before Damian Michalski levelled for Greuther Furth to three minutes at half time break. With four minutes left to the 90 minutes, Moritz Broni Kwarteng converted from Tatsuya Ito`s assist.
For starters, Bockhorn recently joined the Magdeburg based team on free transfer from VFL Bochum on a 2 year deal. He raised from the Werder Bremen youth and ended up in the English second division at Huddersfield Town via SC Wiedenbrück and Borussia Dortmund.
After his return to Germany in the summer of 2020, the right-back was promoted to the Bundesliga with VfL Bochum just a year later but only made 18 short appearances last season.
Bockhorn was born to a Ugandan mother, Jean Marion Nansubuga, and a German father, Hartwig Bockhorn. Later the family moved to Germany, where Bockhorn started his career as a footballer at TSV Melsdorf.
On 9 March 2019, Bockhorn was invited by then Uganda head coach Sébastien Desabre to be part of the final team preparing for the final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Tanzania however he suffered an injury set back, just 11 days to the away match against the Taifa Stars.