Nakivubo, Tobacco to Host Public Sendoff for Dhaira

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The body will be taken to Nakivubo Stadium tomorrow Monday at 1pm after a requiem mass to be held at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero Kampala, a programme released by the Federation of Uganda Football Association FUFA shows.

Ugandan soccer fans and friends will pay their last respects to Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira at a public viewing in Nakivubo and Tobacco Stadium, Jinja over the next two days.

Dhaira died last Sunday after a short term battle with abdominal cancer. He was aged 28.

His remains arrived at Entebbe International Airport from Iceland aboard Turkish Airways early today.

His casket was handed over to A-Plus Funeral Management Services to handle all public events which include viewing, vigil and burial for the fallen star commonly referred to as 'the man with magical gloves'.

The body will be taken to Nakivubo Stadium tomorrow, Monday at 1pm after a requiem mass  to be held at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero-Kampala, a programme released by the Federation of Uganda Football Association - FUFA, shows.

The public viewing at Nakivubo will last three hours. An overnight vigil is planned at Dhaira's parents' home in Walukuba Estate, Jinja District on Monday ahead of another requiem mass at All Saints Church, Walukuba.

The programme indicates that the public in Jinja will also be given an opportunity to pay last respects to Dhaira during a second public viewing at Tobacco Stadium.

He will be laid to rest on Wednesday at Kigandalo Village in Mayuge District.