Uruguayan and Mamelodi Sundowns hot-head striker Gaston Sirino is in the eye of a storm once again following his sending off in the Telkom knockout victory over Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu stadium on Saturday.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane who had earlier in the week hinted that the striker needed to control his on-field emotions as he is due to face a Premier Soccer League Disciplinary hearing following his assault on Supersport defender Clayton Daniels.
Mosimane has been vocal about blundering referees in the PSL this season, however felt the decision to send off Gaston Sirino was the right one by Victor Gomes.
“Ja, [Gaston] Sirino was naughty, [Victor] Gomes [referee] was right to take him out.”
Mosimane acknowledged that there are some players who are just too hot to handle for coaches and might be helped more by psychologists.
“It’s our lives as coaches, there are those kind of players who you know will always put you in that space all the time because they can’t control their temper. Gaston is our biggest influence; all he needs to manage is his temperament.”
“Remember I’m a football coach not a psychologist to give him all that. It’s emotions man. I don’t know how to explain it, probably you must ask him.” said Mosimane.
Sirino just like Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola might have his season cut short with a lengthy spell on the sidelines as he continuously conspires to make life difficult for those fighting in his corner with unsportsmanlike behaviour on the field of play.
All eyes will surely be on the judgement to be handed down to the Sundowns man especially from the Mother City who feel hard done by Makola ban.
Social media users took their time on Twitter to condemn Sirino’s attitude and behaviour which they feel will cut short his career and even stay in South Africa.
By Gerald Dandah