Monday, June 11, 2007

Massa on brink to join Pompey

It is not often you hear of a Ugandan playing in the English Premiership---
But it seems that Uganda’s recent victory against Nigeria has driven a few fortunes our way.
A source has told Rafshizzle that Ugandan sleek striker Massa will be the case of recruit at Premiership side Portsmouth if Uganda beats Lesotho and Niger to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Ghana next year.
The source said that Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has sent scouts to Africa.
“It is understood that the Portsmouth scouts were impressed by the play of Massa during the Uganda-Nigeria game,” said the source.
Redknapp is keen on signing a young prolific striker after missing out on Mark Viduka who left Middlesbrough for Newcastle.
Redknapp had wanted Kenyan star McDonald Mariga but he pulled out due to concerns over a work permit.
Kenya is currently placed 124th in the Fifa rankings, meaning the Home Office are unlikely to sanction any transfer to England.
Uganda is 106 and faces a similar difficulty but if the team qualifies to the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, the ranking will improve hence opening the Premiership gates wide for our players.
A player joining a Premiership club must play for a country in the top 70 of the FIFA rankings.
So, step forward Massa and mates, show them what you are made of…
Are you any good?
I say yes, certainly you got some moves – I remember the tricks you made for Yobo and he got lost.
And that means you will play with Kanu, if he stays at Portsmouth because he has threatened to leave.

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