Ugaanda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira passes on

Ugandan international footballer Abbey Dhaira has died of cancer at the age of 28.

He died on Sunday in Iceland where he has been plying his trade with club ÍBV, as a goalkeeper.

Born on 9 September 1987, Dhaira played club football in Uganda, the Congo and Iceland for Express, URA, AS Vita and ÍBV.

He made his international debut for Uganda in 2009.

Dhaira competed at the 2012 CECAFA Cup, where he was hospitalised following a collision with an opposition player.