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Castro delighted to sign two-year Chiefs contract

Kaizer Chiefs have announced that Leonardo Castro has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The 31-year-old's new deal will run until 30 June 2022, and he is thrilled to be extending his stay at the Soweto outfit, where he has scored 20 goals in all competitions since joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018.

"Kaizer Chiefs and Leonardo Castro have reached an agreement to extend their relationship with a further two years‚ ending on 30 June 2022‚" Chiefs' statement read.

The statement quoted Castro as saying: "Thank you so much. I am very happy with the chairman‚ Kaizer Motaung‚ and club.

"I am also grateful to continue to wear the gold and black. This is sensitive for me because I have not won a trophy yet with the team. And to leave without a gold medal would be a defeat for me.

"I wish to win something. And I think with the squad we have at the moment‚ we are capable of doing well.

"My family is excited about this development. We are happy to remain in South Africa."