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Former Chiefs Striker Reaches Double Figures In US

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Leonardo Castro has reached double-figures at Greenville Triumph in the United States and even stole a former Manchester United player the show.

The 34-year-old was part of Chiefs’ clearcut after the 2021/22 campaign and had initially struggled to find a new club, which caused him to return to his home country.

However, after eight months without a club, he joined Greenville Triumph in the US third division in March this year – and he has been in stellar form since.

On Sunday, he scored a brace, as Triumph came from a goal down to beat fourth-placed Charlotte Independence 3-2.

The visitors had struck first after 18 minutes but a brace by Castro in injury-time of the first half turned the game upside down.

Charlotte did equalise via former Manchester United and Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan, but Castro’s side found the much-celebrated winner from the penalty spot in the 85th minute.

Castro’s side are now unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 league games and has closed in on the play-off spots – if they can win their two games in hand, they can overtake Charlotte on the log.

Meanwhile, Castro has taken his tally to 10 goals in 20 appearances, as he keeps on firing his club up the log.

After adding a pair of goals, Castro also climbed to third in the league’s Golden Boot race.

David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.