Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is at a loss as to
how to deal with troubled playmaker Gaston Sirino after his latest
Sirino has been under the spotlight in recent months for his
on-field discipline. It all started in the 2-0 MTN8 semi-final defeat to
SuperSport United on in which the Uruguayan was involved in a scuffle with
Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman.
Sirino appeared to shove Daniels in the throat before
slapping Dean Furman as the Matsatsantsa captain tried to break up the
altercation. The 26-year-old was set to appear before a PSL Disciplinary
enquiry on a charge of assault earlier this month, but those proceedings have
been delayed to Wednesday due to Sirino reportedly suffering from stress.
And to make matters worse, Sirino was sent off in the 2-1
Telkom Knockout victory over Golden Arrows for a shocking studs-up challenge on
Arrows captain Matome Mathiane.
And Mosimane is running out of ideas on how to deal with his
creative maestro after his latest indiscretion and even suggested Sirino may
need psychological help.
"How do you deal with Danny [Phiri] with yellow cards
every day? How do you deal with Willard [Katsande] with yellow cards every
day?" Mosimane asked KickOff.
"It's our lives as coaches, there are those kinds of
players who you know will always put you in that space all the time because
they can't control their temper."
Mosimane admits he feels powerless and believes there is
only so much he can do as he is a football coach and not a psychologist.
"Remember I'm a football coach, not a psychologist to
give him all that. It's emotions man. I don't know how to explain it, probably
you must ask him," said the Masandawana mentor.
- TeamTalk Media