Absa Premiership, Kaizer Chiefs

Leo Castro wins his first ever PSL “Goal of the Month award”

Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro has won the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for January for his strike in Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-1 win over Baroka FC, his first since joining Mamelodi Sundowns about two seasons ago.

Castro’s well taken half volley on the edge of the 18-yard area on debut for his new club, helped Chiefs clinch their first win against their Baroka at the new Peter Mokaba stadium on Sunday, 21 January.

Castro’s goal, which was voted for by football fans, emerged with the most votes in a shortlist that also included some brilliant goals during the month of January such as Polokwane City’s Walter Musona’s stunning free kick against Chiefs, Daylon Claasen’s brilliant when Bidvest Wits thumped SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Sibusiso Vilakazi’s classy curler in their home win over Platinum Stars.

The Colombian striker scored wins the fifth Goal of the Month award of the 2017/18 season following Polokwane City teammates’ Rodney Ramagalela and Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali’s successes earlier in the season, Hlompho Kekana in November and Tiyani Mabunda for December, in the Absa Premiership’s exciting monthly recognition awards for the best goal of the month that were introduced last season.

Castro joined Amakhosi during the January window and has scored three goals so far.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns striker walked away with the Goal of the Month trophy and R5 000 prize money.

Winning 2017/18 Absa Premiership Goals of the Month:

August/September: Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City) v Mamelodi Sundowns
October: Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Polokwane City) v AmaZulu
November: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns) v Orlando Pirates
December: Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi Sundowns) v Bloemfontein Celtic
January: Leonardo Castro (Kaizer Chiefs) v Baroka FC

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