- Gaston Sirino is set to join Al Ahly but the Mamelodi Sundowns are hoping to get R60 million in the transfer deal
- When Sirino join the Egyptian outfit he would be reunited with Pitso Mosimane who probably has had his eye on him
- The Uruguayan player has become a fan favourite in South Africa and an asset to the Sundowns
Gaston Sirino is set to join Al Ahly, reuniting with Mamelodi Sundowns former coach Pitso Mosimane.
The only obstacle is Sundowns who want more money, they are hoping to get R60 million for the transfer of Sirino.
The soccer star from Uruguay is a fan favourite in South Africa and Al Ahly realise his potential, with a foreign slot open in the team for him.
“There is an agreement for Sirino to join Al Ahly and my understanding is that he will arrive in the next transfer window in time for the second round of the Champions League.” a source told Kick-Off.
“In terms of the foreigners, I don’t think [Aliou] Badji gets along with Mosimane that much and he could leave to open a [foreign] quota spot."
“The only thing preventing the deal from happening now in this current window is Sundowns are holding out for more money.”
Some have speculated the Sirino has been overlooked and benched due to the deal with the Egyptian team.
He has not played for Sundowns since their MTN8 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs seem to be suffering a long trophy drought. It has been five years since they last had a taste of victory and with the way things are looking now, the team may just add another year to their long wait.
Last weekend the team suffered an embarrassing defeat against Orlando Pirates during an MTN8 semifinal first leg match at the Orlando Stadium. While they had a few good chances to make a comeback during the game, their efforts were not enough. A disappointed Hunt had this to say:
“We will try to win the game. That’s the most important thing to do. That will be the most important thing.
Those two big chances we had before they scored, we could have made it 2-0, then it would have been a different game,” Hunt said. “But it is what it is. We will dust ourselves off and go again.”
In other news, Orlando Pirates beat Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the MTN8 first leg semi-final yesterday. However, celebrations were short-lived as shortly afterwards, the club reported that their coach Josef Zinnbauer would be returning to Germany.
The Soweto club said in a statement that they had granted Zinnbauer leave to go home as his son had been admitted to hospital.
"Unfortunately, out of respect for Mr Zinnbauer and his family we cannot divulge anything more except to say that his son is in hospital," the statement read.
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