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Rulani Gives Sirino Transfer Update

Mamelodi Sundowns co-head coach Rulani Mokwena says Gaston Sirino’s transfer tussle with the club is over and they have forgiven him for his antics.

Sirino publicly flirted with a move to Egyptian giants Al Ahly earlier in the window but returned to the club’s squad for their DStv Premiership opener.

Mokwena confirmed that they spoke with the player, who is now fully focussed on staying at Masandawana.

“Yes, he is a Sundowns player, maybe now we can put all these rumours and talk to bed,” he told reporters.

“Those sort of issues have been dealt with, he’s accepted and admitted that he is not so happy with some of his actions.

“Who doesn’t make mistakes in live. I make countless number of mistakes, I’ve conducted interviews that I’m not so proud of.

“Gaston has served this club with a aplomb, he has shown more than 100, maybe 200 times even, because if you count the number of training sessions, Gaston has shown his commitment, his dedication, his desire to help this team to win.

“I remember when we won the Nedbank Cup, 1-0 against Bloemfontein Celtic, Gaston gave us the trophy. 

“So instead of remembering his misdemeanour, we love people and Gaston is loved here. The supporters love him, the club loves him. 

“I was given advice before to stay were you’re loved and Gaston has decided to stay were he is loved. We are not people that look at one ore two mistakes instead we are trying to remember the 99 times, the 200 times where Gaston has show us love, appreciation, commitment and desire to help the team to win. 

“We are forgiving people because we ask for people to also forgive when we make mistakes. So let’s put things to bed and focus on what’s going to be a very difficult season. Let’s try to make sure that we fight the enemy outside instead of creating complications in our own team.”

David Kappel
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