Absa Premiership

Castro's future at Kaizer Chiefs in doubt

2019-05-20 12:13
Leonardo Castro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Leonardo Castro's future at Kaizer Chiefs could be in doubt after the striker was again only a late substitute in their humiliating defeat against National First Division side TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday.

The Colombian has managed just two starts in the Amakhosi's last eight matches this campaign and came on in injury time on Saturday but Chiefs went down 1-0 to lower-tier opposition in front of their legions of disappointed fans.

Middendorp was asked about Castro's omission from the starting XI: "We made the decision to start without him for a certain reason [based on] what we had seen lately, and the better solution was the starting eleven plus Zuma

"It is definitely something that we're on the verge of talking about the performance of a player and so on, but I will not do it."

A mass clear out could be on the cards for the Soweto giants as they have endured one of the worst seasons ever in their recent history.

Amakhosi finished the season ninth place in the Absa Premiership and failed to win any silverware.


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