It will be unfair to punish Sirino: Mosimane

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says it would be unfair for the league to ban his star player Gaston Sirino.

PSL Prosecutor Nande Becker is expected to reach a verdict on the Uruguayan this week, over the incident where he was alleged to have assaulted both Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman in the MTN 8 earlier this season.

The PSL Disciplinary Committee is expected to hand Sirino a four-match ban.

Becker has already handed down one of the heaviest punishment to Cape Town City’s Mpho Makola, initially banning him for six months before it was overturned by the SAFA Appeals Committee to four games.

Mosimane argues that Sirino did not hit Daniels and Furman.

Mosimane added that he saw Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic kicking a Golden Arrows player few weeks ago. He says it would not be proper for the PSL Disciplinary DC to charge the Serbian.

Meanwhile, Mosimane says he would be happy to see Sirino naturalised as a South African and play for Bafana Bafana.

The Uruguayan has not played for his senior national team, and therefore still eligible to play for SA.

Mosimane says SA should try and naturalise talented players.Report by Vincent Sitsula