Police Wednesday night shot and injured former Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa.
According to reports, police found Massa’s car parked by the road side at Kakajjo (Bweyogerere) late in the night.
The officers asked him to open and he refused.
NTV Uganda in its report says Massa knocked the police bike before speeding off, which prompted the officers to shoot at the car.
The lady he was with was also badly hurt and is in a critical condition, while Massa sustained a few injuries.
He is currently at Ggwatiro clinic in Bweyogerere.
Massa plays for the Premier Soccer League side Baroka F.C. in South Africa.
Born in Jinja, Massa began his career in 2004 with Police FC in the Ugandan Premier League before moving to Egypt side Al-Masry Club in 2005.
He played three years in Egypt before moving in 2008 to South African club Jomo Cosmos, for which he played 14 games and scored one goal.
In 2008, he left the team to return to Egypt and signed a contract with Itesalat.
Massa joined on 14 September 2011 to Telsim Super League club Yenicami Ağdelen SK.
On 21 August 2013, he signed a deal with the South African side University of Pretoria F.C.
Massa has made several appearances for the Uganda national football team, his first coming in 2005.