Cape Town - Leonardo Castro has won the Absa
Premiership Goal of the Month award for January for his strike in Kaizer
Chiefs’ 2-1 win over Baroka FC.
Castro’s well taken half volley on the edge
of the 18-yard area on debut for his new club, helped Chiefs clinch the
come-from-behind victory against their hoodoo opponents at the new Peter Mokaba
stadium on Sunday, 21 January.
Castro’s goal, which was voted for by
football fans, emerged with the most votes in a shortlist that also included
some brilliant goals during the month of January such as Polokwane City’s
Walter Musona’s stunning free kick against Chiefs, Daylon Claasen’s brilliant
when Bidvest Wits thumped SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Sibusiso
Vilakazi’s classy curler in their home win over Platinum Stars.
Castro wins the fifth Goal of the Month
award of the 2017/18 season following Polokwane City teammates’ Rodney
Ramagalela and Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali’s successes earlier in the season, Hlompho
Kekana in November and Tiyani Mabunda for December, in the Absa Premiership’s
exciting monthly recognition awards for the best goal of the month that were
introduced last season.
Each of the goals selected during the
monthly voting will go towards the list of goals that will be voted for the
Absa-lutely Goal of the Season at the end of the season.
of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership Goals of the Month:
August/September: Rodney Ramagalela
(Polokwane City) v Mamelodi Sundowns
October: Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Polokwane
City) v AmaZulu
November: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi
Sundowns) v Orlando Pirates
December: Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi
Sundowns) v Bloemfontein Celtic
January: Leonardo Castro (Kaizer Chiefs) v
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