Uganda went top of group E in the Orange 2015 AFCON qualifiers with a 2-0 victory over Guinea in an entertaining game played at Namboole stadium.
Massa brace was all the Cranes needed to overcome a Guinean side that were dominant in possession but lethargic upfront.
Here is how Ismael Kiyonga rates each Cranes player on the night.
Denis Onyango 7.0: Made a couple of decent saves and was majorly the reason The Cranes kept a clean sheet. He calmed his defence when in disarray as Guinea endlessly attacked especially in the second half.
Denis Iguma 6.0: Pinned back into his own half for most of the time as the Guineans’ main attacks went via the left wing. The SC Victoria University defender however kept calm even under pressure.
Godfrey Walusimbi 7.0: Gave Uganda boundless energy, never stopped running up and down the left flank and showed some deft touches too. He was however twice caught out of position by Ibrahima Traore.
Andrew Mwesigwa 7.0: Stayed strong especially in the second half to stop wave after wave after Guinea attack. Commanded the rearguard with authority.
Savio Kabugo 6.0: Once again preferred ahead of Isinde and did well though he struggled against Sylla Idrissa and later against Ismael Bangoura. Was in the right place at the right time as he headed Oloya’s cross into Massa’s path for Cranes opener.
Geoffrey Kizito 5.0: Gave the ball away too often, which almost cost the team in the first half. Besides, he didn’t give enough cover to the back four.
Tonny Mawejje 6.0: The midfielder failed to replicate his showings in Kumasi four days ago but still dictated the tempo of the game. His passing tonight was however average by his standards.
Aucho Khalid 6.0: Played marginally better than his compatriots in the centre of the pack but appeared average for most parts of the game. Replaced with Brian Umony later in the second half.
Kizito Luwagga 7.5: The little maestro with the electric feet was also at it again. Bar his indecisiveness at times, Luwagga was untouchable – and Guinea could not get close to him. His pass to Massa for Cranes’ second goal was master class.
Moses Oloya 6.5: Played better than he did against Ghana. His decision making improved as he released the ball when necessary on most times. Involved in the first goal of the game.
Geoffrey Massa 8.0: Massa’s currency currently is goals – and he did not disappoint. Capped a good first half with two beautiful strikes and was a threat whenever on the ball. Another man of the match performance for the number 11.
Brian Umony 5.0: Came on for Aucho Khalid and had a few chances to get involved as supply was minimal.
Brian Majwega 6.0: His main duty was to help Godfrey Walusimbi in defence as Guinea pinned Cranes into their own half for most parts of the second half.
Robert Ssentongo N/a: Didn’t have time to impress as he came on with a few seconds on the clock for Massa.