The remains of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira arrived in Uganda early Sunday. Dhaira died last week in Iceland, where he was under cancer treatment.
Abel, son of Cranes goalkeeping great Bright Dhaira, will be buried on Wednesday in Jinja.
Family members led by Dhaira (Abel’s father), FUFA Officials, vice-president Justus Mugisha and Sam Lwere, friends and Government officials represented by Commissioner of Sports Omara Apita were at the airport to comfort the family.
Dhaira was a player for Icelandic club IBV.
— Arinaitwe Rugyendo (@RugyendoQuotes) April 3, 2016
Sunday 3rd April, 2016:
3.55 am: Arrival of the casket at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda
5 am: Casket handed over to Kampala Funeral Directors, taken to Mulago Hospital
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
9 am; Church service at All Saints Church, Walukuba
Midday: Body taken to BAT Sports grounds Walukuba for public viewing
2pm; Body taken to the Busoga Lukiiko in Bugembe
4pm; Body driven to Buyaga, Kigandalo in Mayuge district for night vigil
Wednesday 6th April, 2016
10am; Burial ceremony commences