Mbesuma's advice for Castro and Chiefs


Kaizer Chiefs legend Collins Mbesuma has offered some advice to his former club and wantaway striker Leonardo Castro regarding their never-ending contract negotiations.

The Colombian is in his last three months with the Glamour Boys and has been linked with a move overseas, while during his time with Mamelodi Sundowns he was also reported to be homesick.

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However, it is understood that Chiefs are working behind the scenes to keep him at the club in the knowledge they will not be able to sign any new strikers for two more transfer windows due to their FIFA transfer ban.

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Mbesuma, who still holds the record for the most goals scored in a single PSL league season (25) for his exploits in the black and gold in 2004/05, thinks Castro should leave.

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"[Sighing] You know, it depends on him that decision because sometimes when you stay, when they force you to stay but your heart is not there, then you won't deliver," Mbesuma, who is now playing for University of Pretoria, tells KickOff.com.

"It's better to go where your heart is, then you can focus on your game and deliver because you are happy you know. Because in football when you are not happy, sometimes it's the problem.

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"And sometimes you are supposed to do extra work but because you are not happy, you won't do it, you just say argh! But where you are happy, even if you are not scoring big, you can work you know, maybe your game can become better, you can start scoring.

"But if your heart is not there it's difficult. Ja like you see in Europe, the players if they want to leave they don't beg a player to stay, because what if your heart is not there, it's difficult for the player to deliver.

"As a player he [Castro] knows, he will decide. I can't tell them they must use him or what, he will decide. He's been in football, he knows what is good for him.

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"I think this season he has been better. So I think he can maybe see another season, you never know. Who knows, you know?

"He knows everyone now [at Chiefs]. Now he is free [to sign a pre-contract with another team], you understand? You can see maybe a different player next season."

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