Uganda Mourns Cranes Keeper Abel Dhaira Death


Uganda has Sunday afternoon been treated with shock and grief after news came in that former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira, page 28, viagra dosage had lost the battle with cancer.

The deceased passed on at the University of Iceland hospital where he had been getting treatment since last month.

Until his demise, Dhaira was contracted to Iceland based IBV Vestmannaeyjar.

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Former Uganda Cranes player Ibrahim Sekagya eulogised the deceased: “Rest in peace Abel, You have fought one of the toughest battles,Gone so young..!”
He added: “My soldier.Ina lillahi wa in lillahi Rajoun.(From HIM we come and to HIM we go) Sleep well brother until we meet again.”
Doctors in Iceland advised his family to take him for further treatment in Germany.
The bill was estimated at around 40000 USD.
On Good Friday, close family, well wishers and the sports fraternity joined hands to pray for him and also fundraise.
Fufa contributed $1000 towards clearing medical bills.
Cranes players will hold a moment of silence and wear t-shirts to honour him before Afcon qualifier with Burkina Faso.

Background of illness
Dhaira last played for IBV in October 2015 where he started complaining of stomach ache.

He later requested the club for a sick leave before returning to his home in Walukuba Jinja.

The keeper’s health did not improve, prompting his family to secure his admission at Nsambya Hospital early in January.

He was later flown back to Iceland where his club took responsibility to treat him.

Doctors in Iceland confirmed that he was diagnosed with abdominal cancer and immediately commenced medical care.

On Monday last week, Dhaira was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

He has previously featured for Express Fc, URA Fc simba in Tanzania, and two stints at IBV.

Abbey has appeared 11 times in the national  Uganda Cranes team since his debut in 2009.

He was born on September 9, 1987.


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