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World Cup Qualifiers: Kaddu solicits for more strength from Ugandans

Uganda Cranes international and former KCCA FC forward Patrick Henry Kaddu has implored the citizens to show a bit more strength in the team as he pledged that they were to do everything possible to register a win in their first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers game against Kenya.

Kaddu, who currently plays his professional football with Moroccan side Athletic Club Youssoufia Berrechid said this during a brief interview with the media in the aftermath of the day’s training at the Kabira Country Club.

It is important to remember that Kaddu joined his club on loan at the start of the season following the hard-to-navigate challenges he succumbed to at his parent club RS Berkane.

“The game is full of learning so we have learnt a lot with all the young and senior players in the squad. The preparations are good during just the second day in camp and we shall be ready for Kenya.” He assured the press.

The striker further called upon Ugandans to show more belief in the abilities of the players representing the country at this stage since these were arguably the best players in the country.

Kaddu, whose short spell with the Uganda Cranes so far has seen him score 6 goals in 13 caps and forms the core of Micho’s attacking options as the squad gears up for friendly games against Syria and Ethiopia.

He scored his first ever international goal in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers during a 1-0 victory over Cape Verde at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole and thus sealed Uganda’s qualification to the tournament that was hosted in Egypt.

His incredible work paid off when he was named in the final 23-man squad that traveled to Egypt for the tournament and to everyone’s amusement, Kaddu scored his first ever goal at AFCON in Uganda Crane’s 2-0 victory over DR Congo.

He will be looking to replicate this form but will have to also contend well in competition so as to make the final 23-man squad.

Uganda is in Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali and will face Kenya on 1st September before facing Mali on 4th September at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.


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