Massa Apologises To Ugandans After Namboole Setback

Uganda Cranes captain, Geoffrey Massa is still in shock following Cranes’ 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification defeat home to Togo on Saturday.

Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa will captain Uganda in Togo on Wednesday after defender Andy Mwesigwa was suspended for accumulating two yellow cards.
Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa will captain Uganda in Togo on Wednesday after defender Andy Mwesigwa was suspended for accumulating two yellow cards. NET PHOTO

Uganda came into this on the back of a 1-1 away stalemate with Ghana and a 2-0 dismissal of Guinea, thanks to a Geoffrey Massa brace but the brilliant start to the campaign for The Cranes was not to continue half-an-hour into the game, the visitors took the lead, thanks to a Donou Kokou strike.

“It’s so sad we lost at home when everyone expected s to win. I must ask you to help me apologize to Ugandans who made their way to Namboole and all those that watched from home for this loss,” Massa says.

Massa will captain Uganda Cranes in Togo on Wednesday after defender Andy Mwesigwa was suspended for accumulating two yellow cards.

“We promise them we will make an immediate amend come Wednesday.

Cranes remain second in group E on four points, one behind leaders Ghana who drew 1-1 with Guinea on Saturday too.

Uganda and Togo before Saturday had met four times, with the visitors winning two of them; 3-0 and 0-3 home and away, in the 2002 Nations Cup qualifiers. The Cranes will be looking for their first win off the West Africans.

1 thought on “Massa Apologises To Ugandans After Namboole Setback

  1. I entirely agree Emmanuel. I have read in the papers that Cranes players rushed to go and sign Adebayor’s autographs. Now this is typical ‘MAALO’ from Ugandans. If Cranes players could not wait for the post match dinner or even the second leg three days away to ‘meet’ an idol in Adebayor, it just shows how the whole country is full of people with ‘maalo’ (village mentality). It is proof that these guys were actually preoccupied with the joy that they are playing against Adebayor. I am also meant to understand that most people went to ‘see’ Adebayor. So now we don’t need to complain that the team lost. I wish these same numbers had turned up to watch Cranes vs Madagascar

    I also doubt the professionalism of these players. You could clearly see that these guys had not followed the coach’s instructions. The discipline they showed against Ghana and Guinea was absent. Even if they were losing, we expected them to play a coordinated game. Finally, the press MUST stop calling most of these lads ‘professional players’. Most of these only play outside Uganda. This doesn’t translate into being professionals.

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