Fred Massa a nephew to Uganda Cranes historic captain Geoffrey Massa netted the quickest goal over the weekend in the FUFA U-17 Juniors League. Massa, born on 30th June 2002 is a Senior One student at Jinja SS,scored after 37 seconds for Kirinya Jinja SS Junior and got his name on the score sheet with a hat-trick against JMC Hippos to take his tally to 5 goals this season. Kirinya Jinja SS won 4-2 in the Jinja derby. Massa also dons the same shirt number (11) just like the Cranes captain who led Uganda to the dreamland- 2017 AFCON Finals again after 39 years of waiting. Zziwa Vincent got the other goal for the victors.
Joseph Mpanguzi got a brace for the home side JMC Hippos.
BUL 2-0 Onduparaka Goals; Mukisa Owen. Onyango Herbert
Proline 0-1 Police Goal; Abdul Semwanga
URA 2-2 Sadolin Goals; Lubega Mohammed 2 (URA), Komakecth Innocent, Kassim Khamis (Sadolin)
The Saints 2-0 Sc Villa Jogoo Goals; Mutebi Aaron Stuart., Abdul Aziz Iddi
Express FC 0-2 Lweza Goals; Sekyanzi Ibrahim 2
Soana 3-0 Bright Stars FC (Walkover as the latter never traveled to Mukono)
KCCA vs Vipers (Postponed)
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THE FUFA Juniors League (U-17):
1-All players underwent the mandatory MRI tests to establish their true age
2-FUFA met all the costs of this exercise (MRI tests for the 16 clubs).
3-All the 16 clubs ( Hat-trick Group, Treble Group) were given football equipment from FIFA and FUFA-20 soccer boots, 20 bibs, one set of jersey, two pairs of gloves, 20 pairs of shin guards and 15 balls.
4-Referees officiating the 2016/17 FUFA Juniors League are all below 20 years and underwent the FUFA Young Referees Programme held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
5-All coaches handling the U-17 clubs in the FUFA Juniors League underwent a special FIFA/FUFA Youth coaches course in Njeru.
6-FUFA will meet the costs of the coaches’ salaries in the FUFA Juniors League 2016/17 season.
Let’s support Youth football in Uganda. let’s Go FUFA. Thank you FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo for this great initiative.
MAIN PHOTO: Fred Massa- (standing 2nd L with shirt 11) netted a 37 sec goal before completing a hat-trick for his Kirinya Jinja SS Junior team. He has scored 5 goals in the 2016/17 FUFA U-17 Juniors League so far.