- Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has shared a stern word of advice with Gastón Sirino
- According to coach Manqoba, Sirino really needs to prove himself a valuable member of the team that is currently doing very well without him
- Coach Manqoba also added that Sirino will need to fight for his spot on the field as it is easy to be forgotten when playing for Sundowns
Gastón Sirino has received a stern warning from his Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Manqoba Mngqithi. According to Mngqithi Sirino needs to pull his weight and prove himself a valuable Sundowns team member.
Mnqithi's words come very shortly after negotiations for the young midfielder to be transferred to Al Ahly that is currently headed by former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, fell through.
While Sirino remains with Sundowns, Mangqithi has said that he will need to fight very hard to stay on the team, adding that they had been doing exceptionally well despite his absence from the fields.
"He can see that the team is moving forward without him and it's very easy at Sundowns to be forgotten," said Mangqithi who was speaking after a match against Orlando Pirates last week.
Sirino had taken a leave of absence from the field due to an injury. He has since recovered and is back in training with the rest of the team Mangqithi said, adding that the young footie was indeed working hard to get back on the field.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported, Mamelodi Sundowns have terminated the negotiations over Gastón Sirino, saying that the two clubs are too far apart on a deal. The issue revolves around the transfer fee for the striker.
Despite the failure to reach an agreement, the club has said that the relationship between the two clubs remains good. The Sundowns are going to continue to sign players to European, African, and other football clubs, as they have done in the past with the likes of Percy Tau and others.
Interestingly the club advised Sirino to focus on his football and compete for a position in the starting lineup for the Sundowns. The club released a statement on their official website. However, Amir Tawfik, head of transfers at the Egyptian club Al Ahly, has said that they are negotiating with Mamelodi Sundowns over Sirino.
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