In the bid to raise awareness about the deadly cancer scourge in the country, the Uganda Football Players’ Association (UFPA) has partnered with the Uganda Cancer Institute.
In a joint press conference on Wednesday at FUFA House, Paul Mutakabala, the CEO of the Association told the media, the initiative was thought about after the untimely death of Uganda Cranes’ goalkeeper, Abel Dhaira.
Dhaira succumbed to abdominal cancer on 27th March 2016 in Iceland where he had been playing professional football with IBV.
“We have entered an arrangement with the Uganda Cancer Institute. There is a one day tournament arranged on the 16th April 2016 at Nakivubo stadium” Mutakabala said.
“We shall have cancer screening and cancer awareness. We shall conduct a cancer awareness workshop. We expect all active football and retired footballers to turn up. The Screening will be for the players and supporters” she noted.
There will be a main match between the Ex-footballers and the Uganda Cancer Institute.
Before the main match, several teams including the media will curtain raise meanwhile the screening and cancer education take place.