Cape Town - He's
not quite firing on all cylinders yet, but Mamelodi Sundowns are
confident that new signing Gaston Sirino will soon be lighting up the
The Uruguay-born Sirino, a January signing by the Brazilians, gave a
nice little cameo of what he can bring to Sundowns after coming off the
bench during Friday's 1-0 Nedbank Cup last 32 win over Cape Town All
Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi feels, however, that there
is a whole lot more to come from the South American attacker, which will
take some of the load off 'Downs' other forwards.
"We know what he is capable of, but I don't think he has shown what
he is really capable of. Maybe his condition physically is not yet at
the right level," Mngqithi said.
"But we believed that when we play a player like him in the number 10
position it would take away some of the stress from Percy (Tau) because
now the focus will be on Jeremy (Brockie), and Sirino and Percy would
find more freedom to operate.
"And immediately it happened and they (All Stars) started focusing on
Sirino and Brockie and that’s where we got our first goal (through
"From what we know and what we have seen, I don't think we have seen
enough of that boy. He has got far more to give. His defensive play is
still questionable, but we believe because we know what he is capable
of. It is only a matter of time."
Masadawana's next Absa Premiership clash is at home to Free State Stars on February 21 at Loftus Versveld Stadium.
Kick-off is at 19:30.