In times of grief, bravery arises. This is exactly the mood in Cranes camp ahead of a crucial tie against Burkina Faso in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

This follows the death of ex-teammate Abel Dhaira who passed away on Sunday in Iceland due to abdominal cancer.

Longtime pal and teammate, striker Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza believes the only way to send off Dhaira is by winning the game on Tuesday.

“It’s a somber mood as you know,” he started. “We lost a brother, a friend, a teammate. This has however galvanized us ahead of game and we want to win it for him,” he added.

The Ugandan FA has already confirmed a minute of silence before kickoff at Namboole in remembrance of the fallen talented goalie.

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