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Chiefs legend backs Castro to shine at Amakhosi

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 the club.

Castro joined Chiefs from Sundowns last weekend, having won the CAF Champions league and the Premiership title during his time with the Brazilians.

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 fitness.

"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.

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