Dhaira remains brought home


The remains of former Cranes goalie will be returned to Uganda today, Friday.

Abel Dhaira, the now former Uganda Cranes and IBV Vestmanaeyjar goalkeeper, breathed his last after succumbing to abdominal cancer on Sunday at an Iceland hospital.

Dhaira Jnr was first diagnosed with abdominal cancer at Nsambya Hospital late last year.

He won the 2007 Kakungulu Cup (Uganda Cup) with Express, saving two spot kicks in the 4-2 final shootout victory over the then KCC, and three Cecafa titles with the Uganda Cranes in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

This is the tentative programme of his burial arrangements:

Friday 1st April, 2016: Body leaves Iceland for Uganda

Sunday 3rd April, 2016:

  • Arrival of casket at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda
  • Casket handed over to A Plus Funeral Management Services

Monday 4th April, 2016:

  • 10am; Church service at All Saints Church, Nakasero
  • 1pm; Public viewing at Nakivubo stadium
  • 4pm; Departure of the casket to Jinja
  • 7pm; Arrival of casket at Abel Dhaira’s home in Walukuba
  • 10pm; Body taken to the home of Abel Dhaira’s father for Night vigil in Walukuba

Tuesday 5th April, 2016

  • 10am; Church service at All Saints Church, Walukuba
  • 1pm; Body taken to Tobacco stadium for public viewing
  • 4pm; Body taken to the Busoga Kingdom-Lukiiko in Bugembe
  • 6pm; Body departs for Mayuge Kigandalo for night vigil

Wednesday 6th April, 2016

  • 10am; Burial arrangements begin
  • 2pm; Burial

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