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Chiefs new signing Edson Castillo reveals his ambitions for the club

Kaizer Chiefs new signing, Edson Castillo has spoken out for the first time since his unveiling, revealing his ambitions for the club.

The 29-year-old Venezuelan midfielder, who joined Chiefs from Monagas SC in Venezuela, said he is excited to be part of the Soweto giants. He also added that he is determined to help them win trophies.

“I am very happy about the opportunity, and I am also very excited about coming to such a big club.
“I had opportunities to go to other clubs,” Castillo told the club’s website.

“But when I heard about the interest from such a big club, I had no doubts about coming here and seeing this welcome. I am very happy. And believe I have made the right decision. I want to win trophies and have a successful time here.”

Castillo, who has six caps for the Venezuela national team, is a versatile midfielder who can play in a number of positions.


Edson Castillo in action
Edson Castillo

He is known for his passing ability, vision, and dribbling skills. He was a member of the La Vinotinto squad that participated in the 2021 Copa America, notching his only international goal against Ecuador.

Castillo becomes the third Venezuelan player to pull on the iconic Gold & Black jersey. He follows in the footsteps of Jose Torrealba and Leandro Perez.

“Like the Venezuelan players who have been here before, I want to make my mark while I am with the team.”

His arrival marks yet another component of a squad being assembled to embark on a new era of success and silverware under newly appointed head coach Molefi Ntseki. He is expected to add creativity and guile to Chiefs’ midfield. And he could be a key player in their quest to win silverware this season.

The 29-year-old midfielder is the sixth new face to enter the Kaizer Chiefs Village ahead of the new season. He joins Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Given Msimango, Pule Mmodi, Mduduzi Mdantsane and Ranga Chivaviro.

Revered Chiefs’ chairman, Dr Kaizer Motaung, said the club “brought him here because of the talent that we saw”. He hopes the talented South American will make history here in Africa.

“I have played with players from South America when I was Atlanta (Chiefs) in America, and they were all good people. So I know exactly what we can expect from him,” Dr Motaung said.

He added that they won’t put too much pressure on him. “Castillo must feel free. He must feel like he is with family. He must feel comfortable around anybody here. I wish him a very good journey with us.”

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