MATCH CENTRE

WED 10 SEPTEMBER 2014, 18:30

2
VS
0

Massa brace sinks Guinea

by Andrew Oryada

Wed September 10, 21:02

Striker Geoffrey Massa netted two first half goals to guide Uganda to a 2-0 win over Guinea in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Massa put the home side 1-0 up after 21 minutes when he capitalized on a Godfrey Walusimbi cross to finish at close range. The University of Pretoria striker celebrated with his teammates at the corner flag as the fans ran crazy.

The Guinea team battled back strongly, but failed to penetrate the Cranes defense marshaled by skipper Andrew Mwsigwa, Savio Kabugo, Walusimbi and Dennis Iguma.

Keita Naby and Soumah Seydoumba kept the Cranes defenders busy with their neat play, but still failed to find the back of the next.

On 41 minutes Portugal-based William Luwagga released a clever pass for Massa who made no mistake shooting the ball at the corner past the Guinea goalkeeper Yattara Naby Moussa.

On return the home side defended well to deny Guinea any chance of scoring.

The West Africans stepped up their game and introduced two fresh players, but to no avail as the Cranes goalkeeper stood firm.

Guinea who beat Togo 2-1 last Friday are now third in Group E of the qualifiers with Uganda and Ghana leading with four points apiece.

Ghana, who drew 1-1 with the Cranes last weekend, beat Togo 3-2 away on Wednesday to lead the Group on better goals average.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE
UGANDA GOALS GUINEA GOALS
11. Geoffrey Massa (21')
11. Geoffrey Massa (41')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
UGANDA STARTING LINEUP GUINEA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
14
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
0
Defender
61'
0
Defender
16
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
77'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
10
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
21'
41'
90'
90 + 1'
11
Forward/Striker
80'
0
Forward/Striker
67'
0
Forward/Striker
71'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Brian Majwega
Forward/Striker
67'
7
Guy Michel Landel
Defender
61'
0
Brian Umony
Forward/Striker
77'
0
Ismael Bangoura
Forward/Striker
71'
0
Robert Ssentongo
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
0
Aboubacar Camara
Forward/Striker
80'
0
CARDS
Geoffrey Massa
Forward/Striker
90'
11
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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