Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has revealed the nitty gritty details behind Edson Castillo’s transfer from Venezuela to Naturena.
KAIZER CHIEFS GET THEIR MAN, FINALLY
The Glamour Boys turned down a chance to sign Edson Castillo last season before he signed a short-term deal with Monagas. He featured in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition, with the 2017 Venezuelan league champions. Chiefs came back with a new offer though.
The 29-year-old midfield schemer has settled in quickly, becoming a fan favourite and grabbing a crucial winner against Cape Town City in the MTN8 quarter-final.
NTSEKI DISCUSSES SCOUTING PROCESS TO SIGN CASTILLO
“We had scouts going to Venezuela watching him and we saw a player that we needed at the club,” he said.
“Because we needed somebody with authority, somebody with confidence on the ball and somebody with a little bit of intelligence in dealing with situations.
“I think he’s bringing that to the team.”
HEAD COACH EXPECTING MORE FROM HIS BIG SIGNING
Molefi Ntseki insisted there is more to come from Castillo who =is still adjusting to a new culture, country and playing style.
“By the way, it is only his third game in South Africa. There is still more to come out of him because he appears to be a very intelligent midfielder.
“In terms of the pace, I think like I said he still has to adjust to the weather conditions in South Africa and also the understanding of the type of opponents we play against the type of players that we always play around him.
“In terms of tactical cohesion and understanding we still have a long way to go to be a solid team, tactically.”
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