Castillo says Amakhosi will go for the kill against Richards Bay

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Edson Castillo says they are revved up and will be going for nothing less than three points when they host Richards Bay in the DStv Premiership at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Opponents are in the relegation zone

Amakhosi are currently on number six with 20 points after 14 games. Their opponents are in the relegation zone on number 15 with 10 points after the same number of games.

Chiefs come back from a back-to-back winning run, following their 1-0 win over Polokwane City two weeks ago. They go up against a Richards Bay side that has been blowing hot and cold and struggling to grind results.

The Venezuelan international said the team is in high spirits and will be looking to build from their previous two performances. He said this during a media open day at the Kaizer Chiefs village in Naturena, South of Johannesburg on Thursday. 

Under pressure

“The pressure is always there for us at Kaizer Chiefs to win games. We have won two in a row, and we will be looking to win our third one against Richards Bay,” Castillo said.

“It will obviously not be an easy game to play, and we can’t go there undermining them. But we will be focusing on ourselves and not [on] their previous results and then eliminating big teams [in the Carling Knockout]. So, we are going into the match to play our own game and get maximum points.”

Castillo has been a breath of fresh air since joining the DStv Premiership, with his box-to-box and goal-scoring abilities. He has also already established himself as a key player for Chiefs – scoring five goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

Adjusting well since the move here

He’s only been in South Africa for five months since joining the Glamour Boys in July this year. The 29-year-old said he is enjoying his football and joined the Soweto giants because of their decorated history.

“My first few months at the club were not easy for me, but I am getting there day by day. I am really enjoying myself here and I am also enjoying the football as well,” he said.

“I chose to join Kaizer Chiefs because they are one of the biggest teams in Africa. Playing here has also helped me to get back into the national team.”

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