Sun. May 31st, 2020

Sirino found guilty of assault by PSL disciplinary committee

The PSL Disciplinary Committee has handed down its verdict in the case involving Mamelodi Sundowns striker Gaston Sirino and charges of assault.

sirino found guilty of assault by psl disciplinary committee - Sirino found guilty of assault by PSL disciplinary committee

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Gaston Sirino has been found guilty of assault by a Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee.

The PSL handed down their verdict on Thursday finding the Uruguayan guilty of assaulting SuperSport United players Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman during the MTN8 fixture on 18 September 2019.

The disciplinary committee had agreed to several postponements at the behest of Sundowns and Sirino.

Sundowns have been found guilty of bringing the League into disrepute over and above the charges levelled at Sirino.

It is unclear what sanction the league will impose on Sirino and Sundowns at this stage.

The PSL banned Cape Town City player Mpho Makola for six months after finding him guilty of a similar offence, but he was accused of assaulting a match official. That punishment was later reduced on appeal.

Watch the incident which has landed Sirino in trouble

Earlier this week Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane suggested that Sirino should consider applying for South African citizenship to be considered for Bafana Bafana.

Bafana Bafana coach Ntseki not interested in foreign players

National team coach Molefi Ntseki rebuffed the suggestion saying he wants to focus on South African born players.

“My approach for now is to give every South African a fair chance, and I think I’m doing exactly that,” Ntseki said.

“Giving every South African a chance, you should be able to say I’ve profiled every SA player and in this position we can’t get anybody who will give us a different dimension for us to start winning games.

“When that time comes, I will be able to give a report about what we are currently doing.

“So I think it’s a feeling from any coach who feels he can be of help to the national team to maybe recommend a player to the national team.”

Ntseki said he appreciated input from PSL coaches and interested parties but would only consider foreign players like Sirino as a last resort.

“We really appreciate their help, that’s why we are having this club visit programme, because we want to force good relationships with the coaches and clubs, but any South African will be given that fair chance to play for Bafana Bafana,” he added.

“If we don’t have the quality we are looking for and there’s a foreign quality in the country, maybe we will have a look. If not, we are happy to look at South Africans only.”

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