Mamelodi Sundowns and their midfielder Gaston Sirino are set to appear before Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee today.
The PSL has charged the Uruguayan with assault and bringing the game into disrepute. The charge comes after the MTN8 semi-final incident against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium in September.
Sirino has been charged for allegedly assaulting SuperSport United duo Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman during the match, which Sundowns lost 2-0.
The 28-year-old was due to appear on November 11 but the matter was postponed to today after the player’s representatives submitted a medical certificate indicating that the player is suffering from mental stress.
Sirino’s temperamental issues have raised a concern even from his coach Pitso Mosimane who admitted the players behaviour might need a professional psychological explanation.
The comments came after the player received a red card after a career-threatening tackle on Golden Arrows captain Matome Mathiane during their Telkom Knockout semi-final clash on Sunday that Sundowns won 2-1 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
“Remember I’m a football coach‚ I’m not a psychologist to give him all that. It’s emotional guys‚ please. I don’t know how to explain it‚ you must ask him,” said Mosimane.
By Ofhani Munyai