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Castro On Learning Zulu, His Role Model & Life At Chiefs

Leonardo Castro Has Discussed His Time At Kaizer Chiefs So Far

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 25, 2018 01:25 PM
Leonardo Castro had the best possible start to life at Kaizer Chiefs as he scored the winner against Baroka FC last weekend, and now he’s looking to haunt his former employers.
 
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The Colombian hitman joined the Amakhosi from Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month after the two teams agreed on a transfer fee of upwards of R2m for his services, and he burst out of the blocks by scoring on his debut to seal three points for Steve Komphela’s side.
 
 
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of facing his old club this weekend, the 28-year-old discussed how he’s settling in at Naturena, touching on the fact that he’s trying to pick up some Zulu during his time in Mzansi.
 
He said, “The facilities are fantastic and the people are also very nice. There is a great family atmosphere at the village, which is good to see. I feel right at home. 
 
“I try to always do something extra. For example, on the Tuesday after the Baroka FC match, we only had a gym session. However, I still went with ‘Shabba’, Gustavo Páez and Ryan Moon to the pitch to practice on crossing and finishing. Life is simple; you get out what you put in.”
 
Regarding the new languages that he’s been exposed to since moving to South Africa, he added, “I listen to the Zulu spoken and try to pick up the words. Nobody is really teaching me the language at the moment, but that might change. Maybe one of the players will help me get an even better understanding of Zulu.” 
 
 
But who is his role model? Who did Castro model his game on? Well, it’s Thierry Henry, and he explained exactly why.
 
“He made his team play,” Castro says. “I copied some things of the way Henry finished and always looked what he did in certain game situations. An example is my goal against Baroka FC – I received the ball and finished. Those are some of the aspects I learnt while watching Henry play.”
 
It remains to be seen whether Castro will start against Masandawana this weekend, but following his performance against Bakagaga, the Amakhosi faithful will be excited to see him donning the jersey again. 
 

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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jan 26, 2018 11:04 PM
Downs will shut your mouth
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KingStina Jan 26, 2018 11:01 AM
He sounds happy.
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dellah Jan 26, 2018 10:39 AM
Tau will once more shine against Zebras fc nd prove to de nation y he was prefered ahead of Castro
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www.mqaditulz@gmail.com Jan 26, 2018 09:08 AM
Mxm they say dunus are a good team the only good is from Tau cut him out it's all over for them, there will be no ball going to the box, that's when they start panicking.
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www.mqaditulz@gmail.com Jan 26, 2018 08:54 AM
No matter what ever you cow's say, Khosi will beat your team (down) the PSL log, after Khosi beat your dunus, you will go back to the phrase#Chiefs are using muthi.and your lovey darling pierats will help you sing your love song.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 26, 2018 07:37 AM
learning wht? kkkkk u failed to master pretorian language wht abt zulu?
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:08 AM
@honourable member ican see that you live at a squater camp
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:07 AM
@Fanaticalism this chiefsnyana has lot of coaches , i see thay are bussy setting up the scheme on soccerladuma
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:05 AM
@Warras4phefeni with our lazy backline we won more games than you
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:03 AM
@Honestkhosi you are a pathetic liar
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:03 AM
@Warras4phefeni we won more games than you , with that very same weak defense
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boshie Jan 26, 2018 03:01 AM
@Hlasela_Khosi YOU FORGOT TO SAY DOWNS S ATTACK IS STRON,STRONER,STRONGEST , CHECK OUR GOAL DIFFERENCE
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mike10111 Jan 26, 2018 01:40 AM
Khune Rama M,Cardoso,Hadebe,Zulu shaba,katse,ntshangase,Ekstein /Zuma moon/paez and baroka's heart breaker castro
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mike10111 Jan 26, 2018 01:31 AM
I can't wait to see that champagne passes from sphe-ntshangase
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lusco7 Jan 25, 2018 07:04 PM
He might speak zulu but never speak IsiZulu. And you editor. What do speak, Bends.?
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fransdisco22@gmail.com Jan 25, 2018 06:12 PM
Kill them our own leo
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@azzaniawest Jan 25, 2018 06:11 PM
DON'T RUSH CASTRO, JUST HOLD YOUR HORSES,SCORING A DEBUTING GOAL MEANS NO SETTLING, BUT LUCKY WAS ON YOUR SIDE
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chiefs is useless Jan 25, 2018 05:35 PM
What a down grade by This Cowstro cow ,from wearing a jersey with a star to an ordinary Jersey ...you know some people dont have vision
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chiefs is useless Jan 25, 2018 05:29 PM
Cowstro this Cowstro that ..............mxm
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Honestkhosi Jan 25, 2018 04:50 PM
Honesty!! I was at Naturena training ground yesterday, I could hear that this boy is trying very hard to learn Zulu when he says to the coach... "Nzo ba shaya la Madawana". Yaa!! he's a quick learner indeed.

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