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Leonardo Castro: Colombia Striker Leaves Kaizer Chiefs After Four Years

Kaizer Chiefs have cut ties with striker Leonardo Castro, the club made announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

In a brief statement on their social media pages, the Amakhosi said that the Colombian striker has left the following the expiry of his contract.

The 33-year-old has been plagued by injuries lately and made few appearances in the recently conclude South Africa Premier Soccer League season.

Castro joined Chiefs in a big money move ,and with him leaving it opens the door for the club to register more foreigners when the summer transfer widow opens in less than a month.

The striker becomes the first high profile player to leave Amakhosi and will be followed by Ghanaian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi , veteran defender Daniel Cardoso and striker Lazarous Kambole whose contacts ends this month.

Other players set to leave the club at the end of June is attacking midfielder Lebogang Manyama and striker Samir Nurković.

Before joining Chiefs, Castro was linked with a move to North Africa but opted to remain in South Africa for a move to their domestic rivals in a reported R2-million transfer.

Casto made 122 appearances for Amakhosi across all competitions and scored 27 goals over four seasons.


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