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Ambassador Zaake calls on government to reconstruct Abel Dhaira stadium

By Doreen Musingo

Added 9th June 2016 11:22 PM

Zaake Kibedi the Nordic countries ambassador while officiating at the Dhaira run on Thursday noted that the late Dharia was a person who had drawn worldwide recognition to Uganda and that government should take up the responsibility of reconstructing the stadium which was renamed after him.

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

Zaake Kibedi the Nordic countries ambassador while officiating at the Dhaira run on Thursday noted that the late Dharia was a person who had drawn worldwide recognition to Uganda and that government should take up the responsibility of reconstructing the stadium which was renamed after him.

Government should come up and support the construction of the Abel Dhaira stadium in Walukuba/Masese division in Jinja municipality.

Zaake Kibedi the Nordic countries ambassador while officiating at the Dhaira run on Thursday noted that the late Dharia was a person who had drawn worldwide recognition to Uganda and that government should take up the responsibility of reconstructing the stadium which was renamed after him.

The run was organized by the Abel Dhaira foundation based in Jinja municipality. Dhaira died early this year from abnormal cancer.

Earlier the stadium was known as Tabaco stadium. By the time Dhaira passed on he had played for the Uganda cranes and currently was playing for the IBV club in Iceland.

“Dhaira who passed on at the age of 28 years was a football player who had sold the potential of the country worldwide,its high time government comes up and reconstructs the stadium. At his tender age he has been an ambassador in Iceland,” he noted.

Kibedi who was the chief runner further explained that the late was a well-known person who was treasured like gold in Ice land.

“Just imagine each hotel or home you visit you find a portrait of the Late Dhaira, he has been a great ambassador and this has help sell the potential of our country, “he noted.

Kibedi added that the stadium should also be elevated into a football academe since Walukuba where it’s located is a place that has groomed many sports men especially those who are playing on the national team the Uganda cranes.

The ambassador called upon parents help their children develop their talents and also schools help children identify their talents. He added that now sport has become a professional talent which is highly paid in the world.

He noted that he has held talks with football clubs in the Nordic countries which are willing to partner with Walukuba division to promote the football talent among the youths.

According to Faisal Mayemba the head of the organizing committee of the foundation noted that the run will be an annual event aimed at nurturing talent and also educate people about cancer.

“Our dear friend scrambled to cancer, with this annual event through the foundation we are ready to identify talent, educate about the dangers of cancer,” he noted.

Moses Nagaya the chairperson of the foundation asked the youths once they know they have a particular talent they should be focused to develop it.

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