Sirino Flirts With Al Ahly Move
Gaston Sirino has admitted he would love to play for Al Ahly in future, ahead of his side’s CAF Champions League clash with the side of his former coach Pitso Mosimane.
Al Ahly were heavily interested in bringing the 30-year-old to Egypt but the move reportedly fell short due to Mamelodi Sundowns’ high asking price.
Sirino has now made no secret of his admiration for the Egyptian giants, who will host Masandawana in the first leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final tie on Sunday, saying he would love to don the red shirts in future.
“It’s always good that a big team like Al Ahly to be interested in me. I’m very focused on keep playing well to appear and then we’ll see what happens,” he told Sky News Arabia.
“I want to thank the Al Ahly fans for their love. It would be a great challenge if I could someday wear this shirt.”
The Uruguayan also praised their upcoming opponents as well as his former coach Mosimane.
“The match against Al Ahly is an early final. It’ll be a great match because we are two very good teams, and it will be an important match as well, so we have to enjoy it.
“Al Ahly have very good players and a coach that makes them play well too, so it will be a very difficult game. I’m not afraid of any defense, I’m only focusing on performing well and winning for our team.
“Pitso is the coach that achieved great things at Sundowns, and he deserves to be where he is now. He knows us well but we are ready for him and we have a strong team to go ahead in the Champions League. Mosimane will play a great game against us.”
Sirino has made five appearances in the CAF Champions League this season, but has failed to find the back of the net in the competition so far.