Matthew Owino Ottamax is one of the best goalkeepers to grace Kenyan soccer. His antics and reflexes between the goalposts while making crucial saves during his prime time while playing were the best memorable moments every soccer fan would cherish. Ottamax was also known for effectively commanding his defenders while in goal.
In 1998 he joined their bitter rivals AFC Leopards SC where he won the league and CECAFA cup.
He crossed the border, in 1999, to join Uganda soccer powerhouse SC Villa where he stayed for two years. Mid 2008 he made a brief return to AFC leopards which then, featured in the nationwide league though he didn’t earn any game time.
Matthew Ottamax Owino received his first call up to Harambee Stars in 1993 and featured in invitational tournament in Libya. He broke the ranks when he was the first choice goalkeeper for Harambee Stars during the 1998world cup qualifier match against Desert Foxes of Algeria on both legs in Nairobi and Algiers. His brilliant performance in Algiers ensured Kenya progressed to the next phase of qualifiers.