Ugandan striker Patrick Henry Kaddu got off to a flying start in the Egyptian Premier League as he netted his maiden goal for his new club Ismaily in their 1-1 draw against former KCCA teammate Allan Kyambadde’s El-Gounah FC.
Kaddu was involved from the start for the first time since his move, and took 73 minutes to put his side in the lead from Ahmed Madbouli’s assist.
Zambian Ahmed Bwalya did cancel out Kaddu’s goal with only three minutes to play, to put El Gounah level. Allan Kyambadde started the game and saw yellow before he was withdrawn at the start of the second half.
The 24-year-old had previously played just eight minutes for Ismaily coming on as a substitute in their 1-0 defeat to Pyramids FC in the Egyptian Cup, while he was also an unused substitute in their 1-0 first-leg victory over Raja Casablanca in the Arab Club Champions Cup semi-finals.
Kaddu moved to Egypt on February 1, for a reported USD 150,000 from Moroccan side RS Berkane with the striker looking to rejuvenate his career after it seemed to hit a stall at the Moroccan outfit.
His time in Morocco was then cut short after an unfruitful six months as he made just seven appearances providing just one assist.
And in Egypt, he looks to be slowly finding his feet once again as he put on a commanding and sharp performance, and he will hope to have more good performances coming through as he looks to return to the Uganda Cranes fold.
Kaddu was left out of the Uganda Cranes squad summoned for the AFCON doubleheader qualifier against South Sudan, while he was also dropped for Uganda’s last qualifier against Malawi at Namboole.