Oloya dedicates Uganda win to fallen mate


Uganda national team, Uganda Cranes midfielder Moses Oloya has dedicated the 1 – 0 win over Comoros which secured the country a slot at the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), to the team’s former keeper Abel Dhaira who died earlier in 2016.

Oloya provided the pass for Farouk Miya to score the lone goal in the 1 – 0 victory and the 22-year old midfielder has devoted the win to the former IBV goalkeeper who succumbed to colon cancer.

“I’m so happy I was among the brave men who made history. Congratulations to the Uganda Cranes. I dedicate this win to the late Abel Dhaira and the people of Uganda for always supporting the team over the years,” he told Ugandan website, Kawowo Sports.

Dhaira was a key member of the national team before he started getting seriously ill and passed on.

The Uganda team will be making a return to the continental tournament after 38 years. The last time they graced the tournament, they reached the final only to be outclassed by Ghana.