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Former Chiefs Striker Returns To Form In US

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Leonardo Castro has scored in back-to-back games, equalling a club record for Greenville Triumph.

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 hasn’t looked back since even though he had a little dry spell.

Castro had reached double figures for Greenville in June, helping his side to win six of their last eight games at the time.

However, he had now not score in five matches and missed one, with Greenville only collecting one win in his barren run.

He returned to scoring on 17 September, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Knoxville and continued his red-hot form on Sunday, when he netted the 2-1 winner against Richmond.

The three points saw Greenville boost their play-offs hopes, as they cemented fifth place with 43 points. They currently sit five points above Tormenta in the non-play-off spot and have one game in hand.

It was Castro’s 12th league goal this season, equalling the club record of Jacob Labovitz for most goals in a single-season from 2022.

David Kappel
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