Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Brent Carelse has hailed the signing of Bradley ‘Surprise’ Ralani and commented on the uncertain future of Gaston Sirino.
Sundowns completed the signing of the 34-year-old winger this week from Cape Town City in a move that’s likely to put Sirino further down the pecking order.
The dribbling wizard has scored two goals and assisted twice after he played 18 games in all competitions this season for the Citizens so far.
“Great signing, he was brilliant for Cape Town City and I hope he does the same for the Masandawana,” Carelse told iDiski Times.
“I think it helps improve the squad when you get players in that they feel will help do that and help one another improve because the competition becomes even tougher. It raises the bar, which is always good.”
On the Sirino saga, with the Uruguayan playing a peripheral role during their incredible 2021/22 campaign thus far, Carelse remained coy as he refused to speculate without the facts.
“I’m not to sure what this means for Sirino but yes, they will be competing against one another for a position in the starting 11,” Carelse continued.
“I’m not too sure as to why he’s not playing and if it’s a case of he was out and now dropped and has to work he’s way back.
“Most of the players playing for Sundowns know you have to be ready at any time and then when you get your chance grab it and stay in the team. Competition is tough for starting berths, so you have to take your opportunity like [Neo] Maema is doing.”