Abel Dhaira

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Abel Dhaira
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-09)9 September 1987
Place of birth Jinja, Uganda
Date of death 27 March 2016(2016-03-27) (aged 28)
Place of death Landspítali, Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Express
2008–2009 URA
2010 AS Vita
2011–2012 ÍBV 31 (0)
2013 Simba 0 (0)
2014–2016 ÍBV 27 (0)
National team
2009–2016 Uganda 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:29, 12 March 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2015

Abel Dhaira (9 September 1987 – 27 March 2016) was a Ugandan international footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Dhaira played club football in Uganda, the Congo and Iceland for Express, URA,[1] AS Vita (whom he joined in December 2009 for US$22,000[2]) and ÍB Vestmannaeyjar.[3][4][5] He was released by Tanzanian club Simba SC in December 2013.[6]

International career[edit]

Dhaira made his international debut for Uganda in 2009.[3] He won three CECAFA Cups in 2009, 2011 and 2012.[7] At the 2012 CECAFA Cup he was hospitalised following a collision with an opposition player.[8]

Death[edit]

On 27 March 2016, Dhaira died from cancer, at the age of 28.[9]

Honours[edit]

Uganda

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhaira opts for URA FC - NewVision
  2. ^ Uganda: URA to Pocket Sh42 Million for Dhaira - AllAfrica
  3. ^ a b Abel Dhaira at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ Abel Dhaira profile at Soccerway
  5. ^ Abel DhairaUEFA competition record
  6. ^ Dhaira Clarifies His Word Over Simba Exit - Red Pepper
  7. ^ a b "Tanzanians join Ugandans to mourn Dhaira loss". Daily News (Tanzania). 29 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Andrew Jackson Oryada (24 November 2012). "Hosts Uganda and Ethiopia win their opening Cecafa games". BBC Sport. 
  9. ^ "Uganda Cranes goalie, Abel Dhaira dead". Kawowo.com. 27 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.