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Massa Promises More Goals Against Togo

Massa who leads the scoring charts in the qualifiers with four goals to his credit, told URN in an exclusive interview that he is hungry for more goals that will help the team qualify for the 2015 Afcon finals in Morocco. The Cranes last qualified for Afcon in 1978.
Cranes Coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic speaks to the players on Wednesday at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

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Uganda Cranes lead striker Geoffrey Massa is optimistic that Uganda Cranes will overcome Togo in a Group E tie of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on tomorrow.

Massa who leads the scoring charts in the qualifiers with four goals to his credit, told URN in an exclusive interview that he is hungry for more goals that will help the team qualify for the 2015 Afcon finals in Morocco. The Cranes last qualified for Afcon in 1978.

The former Police FC striker in the Ugandan League revealed that although he is aware the Togo Sparrow Hawks are a good team, the Cranes must make use of home advantage to win the game.

Massa said he is not so worried about Togo's good scoring record, insisting that the Cranes are capable of outscoring the visiting team.

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Ugandan defenders led by skipper Andy Mwesigwa, Godfrey Walusimbi and Dennis Iguma and Savio Kabugo will have to be at their best to keep away the dangerous Togo attack. The star studded Togolese side will be led by striker Emmanuel Adebayor who features for English Premiership side, Tottenham.

Besides Adebayor, who scored in their 3-2 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month, the Ayité brothers Floyd and Jonathan are also expected to play a significant role for the Sparrow Hawks at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Youthful striker Junior Yunus Ssentamu who has helped DR Congo side AS Vita to the finals of the lucrative CAF Champions League could also find himself on the starting team because of his current good form.

The Cranes lead Group B table standings with four points after their 1-1 away draw to Ghana and a 2-0 victory over Guinea last month in Kampala.