By Salawudeen Olawale
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has revealed that they will hold a testimonial for Uganda Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa who has announced his retirement from international football.
A statement on this development has been published on the Fufa website and stated that, “Fufa highly values the service Massa has offered for the national team over the years and will officially organize a testimonial match for him at a venue and date yet to be confirmed.”
Massa is Uganda’s all-time top goal scorer with 12 goals in the Fifa World Cup/Afcon qualifiers over a span of 12 years since making his debut in September 2004 against Ghana in Kumasi.
The governing football body in Uganda also indicated that they would help to develop his career if he so wishes to continue in football as an administrator, in management, technical or media.
Massa captained the Uganda Cranes at Afcon 2017 after breaking a 39-year jinx as Uganda played at the prestigious event for the first time since 1978.
Meanwhile, Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic hailed Massa for his contribution to Uganda’s success in recent years.
“As we are preparing for a bright future, we cannot forget the past. Thank you very much retired captain Geoffrey Massa for all the service you have given to the Uganda Cranes,” said Micho.
Massa, who is a free agent at the moment, will however continue with his club career.