2019 COSAFA Championship bound – Uganda Cranes will participate in a regional tour match against Western region on Saturday in Bushenyi.

L-R Geoffrey Massa, Abdallah Mubiru and kitsman Frank Bumpenje

The side under coach Abdallah Mubiru deputised by Morley Byekwaso and former Uganda Cranes captain Geofrey Massa will seek to improve just before they get into the fray in South Africa.

The team will depart for Bushenyi on Friday morning ahead of the Regional Tour game.

According to FUFA, Mubiru says the match will help him observe the areas he needs to focus much of his attention before the team flies out a few days later.

“I am happy with the morale and the response of the players I have worked with today though the fitness levels are a bit below the required standards which is understandable as they are coming from a break after the league ending a fortnight back,” Mubiru stated.

He also expressed his pleasure in having Massa who captained the team to its first AFCON qualification in 2017 after a period of 38 years.

COSAFA bound Uganda Cranes team

“Massa is one of the greatest players in Uganda‚Äôs history when you consider his achievements. His presence in the team is a very great factor that is going to immensely build these players. I feel very pleased to be working with him,” noted Mubiru.