The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has joined the rest of the local football fraternity with tributes for the fallen 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 Dhaira and football will miss a keeper many people loved seeing saving penalties’
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.
A minute of silence will also be observed before kick-off of the 2017 AFCN qualifier between Uganda Cranes and Burkina Faso at Mandela National stadium.
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