Cape Town - Shane McGregor has urged Kaizer Chiefs fans to be patient
with Leonardo Castro, though he has no doubt the Colombian will be a success at
Castro joined Chiefs from Sundowns last weekend, having won
the CAF Champions league and the Premiership title during his time with the
Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela has been searching for
additional fire-power for some time and will no doubt be thrilled to have
landed the 27-year-old Colombian.
And McGregor, a profile marksman in his time with the
Glamour Boys in the late 1980's and early 1990's, is confident that Castro will
be a hit, once he has been given time to settle down and gain full match
"He'll score goals. He really is a good player,"
he told TimesLive.
"And I think he'll really fit into a Chiefs line-up who
need someone like that."
With Castro not having had much action in recent months,
McGregor emphasised the need for patience.
"My experience was it took me at least a month to get going
once I'd had a break‚" he pointed out.
"It does affect you fitness-wise‚ but ability it
doesn't. Chiefs are going to expect him to come in and be a saviour‚
unfortunately. It's going to be pressure.
"As long as he doesn't buckle under that he can
definitely do well."
Castro could be in line to make his Chiefs debut against
SuperSport United on January 6.