Colombian striker Leonardo Castro is yearning to return to action and help Kaizer Chiefs climb up the DStv Premiership table as well as book a spot in the knockout phase of the Caf Champions League.
Castro, who missed several games through injury, is optimistic that Chiefs will continue with their winning run when they meet Stellenbosch this afternoon at FNB Stadium in Soweto (17:00 kickoff).
‘The Glamour Boys’ are on a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions and have kept four clean sheets in the process with back-to-back wins against rivals Orlando Pirates and Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca.
“We all know Stellenbosch is a tough team. We need to focus on ourselves and we need to keep the good mentality that we have developed over the last few games. It’s going to help us and encourage us for the clash against Stellies,” said Castro.
“These wins have given us a winning mentality. It’s a positive thing for us to have won these matches, so now we can go into this week’s games with confidence, hopefully, we get the results we want.
“The Colombian is two matches away from making his 100th appearance for ‘Amakhosi’ and he is well aware that the Soweto giants need to finish the season strong and in the top eight.
“The next game is another ‘final’, so we have to take it. We have to win the game so we can improve from our last performance. We need to take each and every game with responsibility so we can finish the season in good shape,” he said.
“I am available for the team in case the coach wants to use me,” he explains. “I am ready and eager to go. I want to contribute and give my best.”
After the Stellenbosch game, Chiefs are set to fly off to Conakry in Guinea to face Horoya in their final game in the Caf Champions League group stages.
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