The 28-year-old South American scored five goals for the Blue Princes and appeared ahead of Ecuadorian communications prodigy Juan Anangonó and Municipal’s Argentine Matías Rotondi, both with three.
“I’m happy, obviously, with the work done, As a striker, you always want to score, help the team and bring joy to the people. “It’s something expected, and it’s very happy,” Casas told the local press.
He expressed his gratitude to the coaching staff and his teammates: “Because I can’t score goals alone, it’s a team effort, and thank God that things happened,” added the Uruguayan.
Behind the three leaders are the Paraguayan Víctor Ávalos from Coatepeque and the Colombian Anuar Peláez from Guastatoya, with two holes in the ball and no local forward still appearing on the important list.
Cobán Imperial leads the standings with 10 units, while four teams follow with seven: Comunicaciones (with one duel missing), Gastatoya, Malateco, and Mixco (after winning the last match against Municipal due to their offense).
The Chicharroneros will host Achuapa tomorrow on the 10th at their Santo Domingo stadium at 1:00 pm local time, and at 6:00 pm, the Cremas will host at the Doroteo Guamuch Flores de Los Toros stadium.
A little later on Saturday at 8:00 pm, Zacapa will compete at the house of David Ordoñez Bardales against Los Rojos, hurt by the previous event.
On Sunday at 3:00 pm, Guastatoya and Antigua GFC will face each other at David Cordón Hichos, the home court of the former.
Clausura 2024 continues the same competition format as last season, with 16 matches in the qualifying phase and 10 between members of the same group.
The first eight teams will advance to the final phase to compete in the quarterfinals, semis, and finals, whose champion will be announced on May 19.