Growing up in the poverty stricken area of Gulu in Northern Uganda, the talented Ogara had to overcome losing both parents in the war that affected the area.
"Many kids lost their parents and the future looked bleak but I kept on telling myself that I one day I will make it in life," he said.
When his parents died, the Standard 10 pupil at St Mary's Kitende boarding school in Kampala was looked after by his uncle who is a farmer and supported his education and football endeavors.
His football talents were spotted at an early age and he has participated at international tournaments in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, England, Belgium, Germany and South Africa after taking part in the Kampala Kids League.
I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been blessed with so far in my life and they serve as motivation to work even harder because success can really change my life," Ogara said, after his team's morning training session at the COPA Coca-Cola International Football Camp, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Speaking about the challenges of playing in the COPA Coca-Cola International Football Stars tournament, Ogara said after arriving in South Africa almost a week ago they have been working hard and they are expecting a tough tournament.
"I have seen most of the teams that are here and there is a lot of competition. We just have to have confidence in ourselves and play our normal game," he said.
Coca-Cola has continuously organized COPA Coca-Cola tournaments in over 20 countries in the region to promote active healthy living among the youth and develop talent in football.
COPA Coca-Cola has over the years produced local and international icons with stellar football careers.