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Captain Massa hails players, technical team, FUFA, Government for away victory


Comoros 0-1 Uganda

Botswana 1-0 Burkina Faso

Geofrey Massa (second from left) with the Seychelles born FIFA Match referees and the captain of Comoros,Nadjim Abdou before the game on Saturday, 5th September 2015

Uganda Cranes team captain, Geofrey Massa has saluted three major parties for Saturday’s memorable 1-0 away victory for his troops against Comoros.

The Bloemfontein Celtics forward in the South African premier league told 102.1 FUFA f.m shortly after the match that the entire crop of players, the technical team and the Federation in general played a great deal in helping the team win away from home.

Massa with a bold assertion noted;

All the players, the technical and support team, FUFA, Government, HE President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni , media and our dear fans played a role in guiding the team to victory. Let us remain focused as we take on the next round of qualifiers.

Uganda Cranes X: L-R Standing – Brian Umony, Denis Iguma, Aucho Khalid, Murushid Jjuuko, Dennis Onyango (Goal Keeper), Geofrey Massa (Captain). Front Row – Isaac Isinde, Tonny Mawejje, Farouk Miya, William Luwagga Kizito and Godfrey Walusimbi

Midfielder, Tonny Mawejje netted the priceless strike on the day in the 22nd minute of play at the Mitasouli stadium, Moroni city to earn Uganda the top seat of group D on 6 points.

Goal keeper, Denis Onyango saved a penalty with less than 15 minutes to the collapse of the match handled by Seychelles referees.

Fast rising sports radio, 102.1 FUFA f.m , with the help of sponsors Airtel Uganda and Bidco Uganda Limited through their brand Magic White Star detergent , broadcast the match proceedings live courtesy of expert commentary by presenter Lawrence Bwanika.

The other match between Botswana and Burkina Faso was won by the former 1-0.

Uganda Cranes team of players and officials shall return on Tuesday aboard Kenyan Airways at 8.10pm.

How the two teams assembled:

Uganda Cranes Team Line up – XI:

Denis Onyango (Goal Keeper), Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Tonny Mawejje, William Luwagga Kizito, Farouk Miya, Brian Umony and Geoffrey Massa (Captain)


Robert Odongkara (Goal Keeper), Yassar Mugerwa, Ivan Ntege, Joseph Ochaya, Muzamir Mutyaba, Richard Kasagga and Yunus Sentamu.

Used Subs: Ivan Ntege, Joseph Ochaya and Yunus Sentamu

Comoros Starting XI:

Salim Ben Boina (GK), Chaker Alhadhur, Salim Mramboini, Rachid Ibrahim, Ali M’madi, Mchangama Youssouf, Kassima Ahamada, Kombo Ahamadi, Youssouf Mohamed ou Maelé, Chamed Nasser, Nadjim Abdou (Captain)

Djamaldine, Nakim Youssoufa, Ahmed Mogni, Mchangama Mohamed, Velonjara Salim, Faouz Faidine Yacin Saandi

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