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Massa (in Red) will lead out Cranes against Botswana
Massa (in Red) will lead out Cranes against Botswana (courtesy photo)

AFCON 2017 QUALIFIER – Saturday

Uganda v Botswana

Venue: Namboole Stadium

Charges: 20,000/-, 50,000/- and 120,000/-

Geoffrey Massa has heard nothing to make him nervous wearing the captain’s armband for Uganda Cranes.

Cranes kick start their 2017AFCON qualifying campaign this Saturday against Bostwana with Massa as skipper deputizing in the suspended Andy Mwesigwa absence.

“Being captain of my nation is something is a massive honour, but nothing will change about my attitude with the armband or not.” Massa said.

“It’s just one of those things you have to deal with,” he added.

Last year, Massa captained Uganda against Togo (away), recently in a friendly game against Nigeria and Tuesday’s build-up game with Gambia at Namboole stadium.

Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has stated how impressed and hailed the striker’s leadership qualities.

“He talks, he’s loved by teammates and he will give the team 100 percent” Micho noted.

Recently the Cranes striker joined Premier Soccer League Bloemfontein Celtic from the University of Pretoria on a three-year contract.

Meanwhile Botswana (The Zebras) team is expected to arrive on today (Wednesday) evening at 7:05pm for the AFCON 2017 qualifier against Uganda this coming Saturday.

Uganda Cranes warmed up for the upcoming AFCON 2017 qualifier against Botswana Zebras with a one all draw against Gambia in international friendlyon Tuesday.

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