Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup

Abel Dhaira @ SS com

Dhaira ruled out of Cecafa

Uganda’s title defence of the Cecafa Tusker Cup has been dealt a huge blow after first choice goalkeeper Abel Dhaira was forced out of the tournament with injury.

The IBV (Iceland) 25-year-old goalkeeper suffered fractures around his left eye after heavy collision with Kenyan striker Rama Salim in the Cranes’ 1-0 victory over the Harambee Stars on Saturday.

“He (now) won’t participate in the (remaining matches of) the tournament,” Cranes coach Bobby Williamson told SuperSport.com after the team’s training at KCCA’s Lugogo Ground on Monday morning.

The Scot added: “He (Dhaira) is comfortable although disappointed. (The good news is) He does not need an operation.”

Hamza Muwonge, who replaced Dhaira on Saturday, will continue between the sticks when Uganda face Ethiopia in Group A’s second round of games on Tuesday.

Both sides have three points from the first games and will look to getting maximum marks to ensure early progression to the next stage.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Klopp keeps it simple
Two events show why the players have easily taken to what Jurgen Klopp is asking of them.

Dr Errol Sweeney
14-year-old ref racially abused
We are constantly told that football is the most popular sport in the world and, to a large extent,...

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.