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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Leonardo Castro has given little hope of staying in Mzansi. Image: @KickOff / Twitter

‘SA players like partying and alcohol’ says Kaizer Chiefs’ discarded star

We have a problem. Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro has echoed Daniel Cardoso’s concerns about the drinking culture in the PSL.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Leonardo Castro has given little hope of staying in Mzansi. Image: @KickOff / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs’ former forward Leonardo Castro is crying for local football.

The 33-year-old from Bogota, Colombia has been left concerned over poor discipline and low standards of professionalism in Mzansi football.

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Chatting about his recent exit from Amakhosi, Castro was asked by Soccer Laduma’s Editor and stalwart Vuyani Joni about the comments made by Cardoso last month.

For those who missed it, Cardoso simply said Kaizer Chiefs often had players coming to training reeking of booze. 

Asked about the claim, Castro said: “Look, you guys as journalists, you know more about South African players,” he said in the latest edition of the publication.

“You cannot hide that South African players, they like partying and alcohol. 

“At the end of the day, it is how you finish your career, you know.”

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The number eight jersey at Naturena is vacant after Castro’s exit. Image: @Diski365coza / Twitter


“So, ja, it happens, and for me, there are a lot of things that are happening in South African soccer that are not happening in South America or Europe, you know. 

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The former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker concluded to admit that players abroad are also guilty of similar ill-discipline, but not at this level.

“It happens, it happens that certain players can party in Europe and they can do many silly things, but it is different here,” the Colombian added.

Meanwhile, Castro has confirmed that he has been contacted by a few local clubs but needs some time to discuss his future with his family. He added to reveal a major hint that he would prefer to return home.

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