Massa Set to retire from Uganda Cranes

By Lwesabula Baker

Cranes and University of Pretoria striker Geoffrey Massa has said he is planning to retire from the national team this year. Speaking to journalists, the South African Based Goal Poacher said he hopes to

Massa in action
Massa in action


“I am doing this because of my family. I need to give more time to my wife and children and the national team is taking much of my time when most times I am meant to be off season,” Massa said. The striker who scored four goals for the Uganda Cranes in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers said he has played for the national team for 12 years now and feels he needs to give his family some more time.


“My wife has been complaining for the last 11 years and I think it is high time I made a decision,” he added. The striker who is chasing for the golden boot in the South African League and now has eight goals said he has played his part for the national team for the love of the country and not money.

“I was very disappointed when we lost 2-0 to Guinea last year and failed to qualify for the 2015 Afcon But I believe other players will help the national team break this jinx because Uganda last qualified in 1978,”Mass explained. When contacted national Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said he was not aware of the development but added that he will wish the player well if he decides to retire.

Massa will join other three key players for the Uganda Cranes Ibrahim Sekagya, David Obua and Nestory Kizito who retired from the national team after failing to qualify for the 2013 Afcon.

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