By Baker Lwesabula
After announcing his immediate retirement from international football, the local Football governing body federation of Uganda football associations (FUFA) has confirmed they will organize a testimonial match to honor the work of the cranes former captain Geoffrey Massa.
Geoffrey Massa who made his debut to the Uganda cranes National team in 2005 (was against Ghana on September 4th, 2005) resigned from the National team yesterday to end his 12 years playing career for the Cranes.
According to a communication from the local football body, FUFA will also help him in developing the next career in football
“FUFA will organize a testimonial for our historic captain as well as helping him (Massa) in developing a career of his choice in football which could be administration, management, technical or media” the document received from FUFA partly read.
In his 12 years in service, Massa played over 80 games for the Cranes, scored over 30 goals for the team and captained the team to its first ever Africa Nations Cup appearance since 1978.
The 31 year old also won three CECAFA Challenge titles and he is the all-time Nations / World Cup qualifying top scorer with 14 goals but his last game came in Gabon on January 25 against Mali where cranes made a 1 all draw in the AFCON finals