Mddie Kagere scored his second goal for Simba SC as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Singida United on Wednesday.
Kagere, who signed for the Tanzanian giants from Kenyan champions Gor Mahia scored in the 15th minute. It was his second goal having scored against APR of Rwanda in their opening match.
Kagere rose high to nod home a floated cross from Jamal Mwambeleko in the box at the quarter hour mark. The exciting Mwambeleko did the donkey work, weaving his way past several legs to pick out the former Gor Mahia man who did not hesitate to put his goal poaching skills into use.
On Monday, Kagere revealed why he ditched Gor Mahia for Simba. Kagere, who was the top scorer at K’Ogalo before his shock transfer, revealed that he left the Kenyan champions because they did ‘not show me love.’
“I had no contract with Gor Mahia and they took time to renew the same and those, who loved me most came for me. As a player you look at what is good on the table and if a team loves you most, why can’t you move, Simba showed me love hence the decision to leave.”
Kagere signed a two-year contract with Simba SC and will earn close to Sh300, 000 a month.
Simba SC XI: Deo Munish Dida, Mwinyi Kazimoto, Nicholas Gyan, Mzamiru Yassin, Pascal Wawa, Jamal Mwambeleko, Said Hamisi,Meddie Kagere, Moses Kitandu, Mohamed Rashid and James Kotei
Subs: Ally Salim, Mohamed Hussein, Paul Bukaba, Abdul Hamisi, Rashid Juma, Adam Salamba and Marcel Kaheza.
Singida United XI: Manyika Peter,Kennedy Juma, Bonift Maganga, Salum Chuku, Salum Kipaga, Yusuf Kagoma, Danny Lyanga, Kenny Ali, Elivter Mpepo,Habib Kyombo and John Tibar.
Subs: Ally Mustapha, AdaAdamcm Miraji, Ibrahim Job, Nizar Khalfan, Amara Diaby, Benedict Junior and Kazungu Mashauri.