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Goalkeeper Abel Dhaira Battling Abdominal Cancer

At 28 years, Abel Dhaira should be at his prime in his footballing career but as we write this, he’s on a hospital bed battling for his life in Iceland after he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

The Ugandan goalkeeper who plays who plays for Icelandic club ÍBV, has been in and out of hospital after it was discovered that he had abdominal cancer which has affected his playing time for the club.

The information we got last evening was that he had started his chemotherapy treatment in the Nordic island nation.

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Dhaira while still playing soccer 

This came after his club ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar started a fundraising drive where a friendly game was played on Sunday between Dhaira’s current and former teammates against a select team from the Icelandic second tier league.

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Abel Dhaira(L) is very sick now

Abel Dhaira has played club football in Uganda, Congo and Iceland for clubs such as Express, URA, AS Vita and ÍBV.

He made his international debut for Uganda in 2009 and competed at the 2012 CECAFA Cup, where he was hospitalized following a collision with an opposition player.

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