Former Kaizer Chiefs star Robson Muchichwa has sought to explain why Leonardo Castro scored more goals for Mamelodi Sundowns than he’s doing for Amakhosi.
Castro had one of his most memorable games since joining Amakhosi when he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Sundowns in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup at FNB Stadium last weekend.
In the Absa Premiership though, the Colombian has scored one goal so far this season in the two games he's played.
"Castro is a player who needs to be supplied." Muchichwa tells KickOff.com.
"So for me as a supplier I would love to play with Castro because he can finish up. If you provide him he can finish up, then I wouldn't prefer him if you don't supply. I understand at Sundowns he was a good player because the supply was coming from left, right and centre. That's why he was shining at Sundowns, of which now it became a different ball game when he came to Chiefs. It didn't happen much that you understand? He is not a player whereby he can make things happen by playing or whatever but if you supply him he can score goals."
Middendorp is often criticised for under-utilising the Khama Billiat and Castro combination, but Muchichwa believes the German knows what he is doing.
"I wouldn't lie I think the coach is playing mind game...I think me as well I wouldn't play two of them at the same because sometimes it won't work you understand to play with two first strikers. So coach for me is playing mind game which is working for him as well. So I prefer him to do the way he is doing. But with Castro they need to know that if you don't supply Castro, you are going to get nothing. He is a finisher that guy you see. Me I would love striker who score goals, because a job of a striker is to score goals you see."