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Despite the Uruguayan’s absence, Downs tops the league standings and apparently hasn’t missed him as goals have continued to flow.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has warned Gaston Sirino that he will have to work especially hard to earn a place on Masandawana’s team.
Sirino has enjoyed three outstanding seasons with the Brazilians during which he has scored 24 goals and registered 29 assists in 100 games.
The Uruguayan, however, has been pushing to join former Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane at Egyptian Al Ahly and has therefore not been a part of the team in recent months, a period that has also coincided with injury.
However, last week, Tshwane’s team released a statement in which they hoped he would end ongoing talks about a possible move from Sirino to the African champions.
And subsequently, Mngqithi has ensured that Sirino now looks ready to fight for a place on the side, although he cautioned that with Sundowns in good shape, that will not be a formality.
“Mentally he was finished, but now he is back in training and is showing signs that he needs to fight for his place in the team,” Mngqithi was quoted as saying. FarPost.
Sirino can see the team progressing without him and it’s very easy at Sundowns to be forgotten, so now he’s doing his best in practice, he’s working really hard and we hope to see him soon.
“We hope that perhaps in the next matches he will have regained his physical condition and can fight for his place in the team.
“It’s not going to be a walk in the park because the guys inside are really doing their best. We know what he’s capable of and when he comes in he increases our depth, which is very important when you’re a team like Sundowns. “
In Sirino’s absence, Themba Zwane has been taking responsibility for scoring with seven league goals, while Peter Shalulile has contributed four.
The next action for the defending league champions will be in a first round match of the Caf Champions League, away at Jwaneng Galaxy FC on Tuesday night. The South Africans have a 2-0 lead since the first leg.