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RIP: Uganda’s Top Goal Keeper Abel Dhaira, Dies of Cancer Attack

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has joined the rest of the local football fraternity with tributes for their greatest goalkeeper Abel Dhaira who succumbed to cancer on Sunday in Iceland.

The news for the death of Abel came in a few days after FUFA and the family of Dhaira had held special prayers and kicked off a fundraising drive in Walukuba in a bid to save his life.

‘Dhaira was a magnificent goalkeeper with so many tricks and always put on a smile irrespective of the results for his team’

‘We are saddened by the death of such a wonderful goal keeper and football will definitely miss him. Many football lovers loved seeing his penalty saving skills.’

FUFA will go ahead with earlier plans for Uganda Cranes players donning t-shirts carrying messages which had been designed in support of Dhaira wishing him a quick recovery.

The rest of Uganda cranes players will pay tribute to their former player, Abel Dhaila at Nambole National Stadium- Kampala

A minute of silence will also be observed before kick-off of the 2017 AFCN qualifier as Uganda Cranes will be taking on Burkina Faso at Mandela National stadium.

President Museveni shaking hands with Abel Dhaila.

Match officials from Madagascar and Tanzanian Commissioner Rwiza Kishogole will be informed during the pre-match meeting about plans of honouring Dhaira.

Burial details will be communicated in due course.

Rest In Peace Abel Dhaira.

By Robert Muriisa.

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kasrashid - 5/04/2016 saa 19:22

Sory. Dat man ez good ez debast of word

shebe Said Arsue - 4/04/2016 saa 21:16

For sure that's an endless sadness but that's all God's planes that are an resistable.However so sorry to the family of the HERO just as we his friends are sorry and not for getting praying for his body to RIIP.

Nsubuga fred - 3/04/2016 saa 16:17

Rest in peace abel dhaira

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