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  • The ex-Uganda Cranes captain retired from international football in March, this year.

Former Uganda Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa faces charges of attempted murder and reckless driving.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Emelian Kayima said after recording a statement from Mr Massa, they are looking at attempted murder of PPC Alfred Gawaya and reckless driving charges.
"The file will soon be taken to the DPP who will advise us," Mr Kayima said.

Police said their officers on Wednesday while on a night patrol found a car suspiciously parked on the Northern Bypass section near the stadium and when they approached to speak to the occupant(s), the driver whom they later learned was Massa tried to knock one of them before he sped off.

PPC Alfred Gawaya who survived with injuries when former Uganda Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa allegedly rammed his Toyota Prado car into the policeman's motorcycle


Massa is alleged to have knocked Mr Gawaya who tried to stop him as he was getting away.
The incident happened at about 2am, near Mandela National Stadium Namboole, east of Kampala.

“Police chased and opened fire with the intent of deflating the tyres,” said Mr Kayima. Instead, a bullet ripped through the body of the vehicle and injured 25-year-old Josephine Maliza, the female occupant in the car.
“Geoffrey Massa suddenly stopped, almost hit another motorist and allegedly hit his forehead on the windscreen, injuring himself. He rushed to a nearby clinic called Gwatiro [in the city suburb of Bweyogerere],” the police statement reads in part.
The ex-Uganda Cranes captain retired from international football in March, this year.