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Massa strikes twice for Uganda Cranes to see off Guinea

AFCON 2015 Group E Qualifier:

FULL-TIME: Uganda 2 – 0 Guinea

Two first half well taken strikes from Geofrey Massa have helped Uganda overcome a hard fighting Guinea side in an AFCON group E fixture played on a slippery Nelson Mandela Stadium turf.

Massa was on target in the 21st and 41st minutes of the game played under floodlights.

Uganda has been the dominate side for long spells of the game in a game well attended by fans from across the entire country including Uganda Cranes ambassador, Bebe Cool.


Fans had a fiesta – like environment at Namboole Stadium.

Cranes head coach, Micho named only one change to the side that started in Ghana last saturday, introducing Massa for Brian Umony.

Umony later replaced midfielder Aucho Khalid as left winger Brian Majwega came in for Moses Oloya before Robert Sentongo replaced two goal hero Massa at the death of the game.


Uganda Cranes Ambassador, Bebe Cool watched the match and participated in penalty shoot out at half time alongside, Gospel Artist,Pastor Wilson Bugembe.

The head coach praised the level of commitment exhibited by the players and hailed the fans.

“We are still left with matches to play. I thank the players for the true spirit of dedication. The road is still on as there are more matches to come by”, Micho told the media at the post match press conference

The other group E fixture ended 3 – 2 in favour of Ghana over Togo in Lome.


Head Coach, Micho on the touch line at Namboole Stadium

Uganda is now joint top with Ghana on 4 points apiece as Guinea lies third while Togo has not yet got a point in the two fixtures played.

Uganda Line Up:

Denis Onyango (G.K), Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Andrew Mwesigwa (Captain), Khalid Aucho, Luwagga Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Geofrey Massa,

Subs not Used:

Robert Odongkara (G.K), Yunus Sentamu, Isaac Isinde and Miya Farouk

Guinea Line Up:

Naby Moussa Yattara (G.K), Zayatte Kamil (Captain), Camara Fode, Sankoh Baissama Mohammed, Sory Sankoh, Boubacar Fofana, Naby Keita, Sory Conte Ibrahima, Soumah Idrissa, Soumah Seydouba, Traore Ibrahima


Diarra Mohammed Lamine (G.K), Bangoura Alhassane, Keita Abdoul Aziz, Landel Guy Lucien Michel, Cisse Abdoulaye, Camara Aboubacar Demba


1st Assistant: Center Ref:Tessema Weyesa Bamdak (Ethiopia)

1st Assistant: Hassan Egueh Yacir (Ethiopia)

2nd Asisstant: Kindie Mussie (Ethiopia)

4th Official: Hailyesus Bazzew Belete (Ethiopia)

Match Commissioner:  Kunda Anthony Kasolo

MAIN PHOTO: Two goal hero, Geofrey Massa is mobbed by fellow players after scoring the second goal on the historic Wednesday night.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department.

One Reply to “Massa strikes twice for Uganda Cranes to see off Guinea”

  1. God is on our side who can be against us? Not even Allan ssewanyana, Kabenge and other bad wishers so thank God for silencing them dear Jesus,….

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