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Abel Dhaira burial set for Wednesday

The casket carrying Abel Dhaira's remains from Iceland arrived on Sunday morning at Entebbe International Airport.  PHOTO BY FUFA
PICTURE: The casket carrying Abel Dhaira’s remains from Iceland arrived on Sunday morning at Entebbe International Airport.  PHOTO BY FUFA

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.

 

Burial arrangements

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

2pm; Burial

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