Chiefs' CBD inching closer to return


The return of Colombian forward Leonardo Castro to training has pumped up hopes of Kaizer Chiefs finally getting the eagerly awaited CBD back in action.

Castro has been the missing link in the famous CBD due to injury with Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly having been causing headaches to the opposition since reuniting at the beginning of the season.

The third part of the combination that once wreaked havoc at Mamelodi Sundowns is Castro – a man who is in the last year of his contract at Chiefs and so will be playing for an extension when he starts playing next month.

The 32-year-old last played in the CAF Champions League semi-final tie against Wydad Casablanca in June.

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"Dolly was obviously brought to Chiefs with Khama and Castro in mind, but the fact is that when they were at Sundowns they were younger and playing with different players behind them.

"Now it is with different players and a different coach so it is difficult that they will find that same form again. Maybe they can do it in one or two games but not the way they did at Sundowns,” argues Brent Carelse in the latest KICK OFF Magazine currently on sale.

"Keagan went overseas and didn’t play so much through dealing with injuries and whatever else was happening there. Castro has spent plenty of the recent months injured while Khama has only shown isolated brilliance through battling with injuries at Chiefs as well," he adds.

Since arriving at Chiefs in January 2018 from Mamelodi Sundowns where he won four trophies in two and a half years, Castro is yet to win any silverware and now only has the league and Nedbank Cup available before the expiry of his contract next June.

Castro’s return is anticipated considering that Serbian forward Samir Nurkovic is also out after undergoing surgery on his knee.