Mamelodi Sundowns: Sirino suspended for two matches

The Venezeulan was found guilty of assaulting two Supersport United players during a match.

Mamelodi Sundowns: Sirino suspended for two matches

Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker Gaston Sirino has been slapped with a two-match suspension, following a violent incident in a match against rivals Supersport United.

PSL finds Gaston Sirino guilty

The player was found guilty by a Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee of assaulting Matsatsansa captain Dean Furman and defender Clayton Daniels during an MTN8 match in September 2019. 

The reigning league champions were also sanctioned for bringing the League into disrepute, and copped a R200 000 fine, with R150 000 of it suspended for 24 months.

This is on condition that the club is not found guilty of a similar offence during the stipulated period.

The latest developments come after a lengthy investigation into the matter, carried out by the League’s judiciary arm.

On top of his ban, he has been slapped with a R75 000 fine by the PSL, R25 000 of which is suspended for 24 months.

When not lashing out at opponents, Sirino has been one of Sundowns’ standout players this season, contributing 11 goals and seven assists in 32 matches across competitions.

The Venezuelan has also collected five yellow cards throughout the season, and was sent off once.

Sirino and Mamelodi Sundowns’ sanction in full

Below is the sanction as issued out by the PSL on Wednesday;

The DC has ruled that:

1. Mamelodi Sundowns is ordered to pay a fine R200 000 of which R150 000 is suspended for a period of 24 months on condition that they are not found guilty of a similar offence during the period of suspension.

2. Gastón Sirino is ordered to serve a two-match suspension.

3. Gastón Sirino is ordered to pay a fine of R75 000 of which R25 000 is suspended for a period of 24 months on condition that they are not found guilty of a similar offence during the period of suspension.

4. Both Mamelodi Sundowns and Gastón Sirino are ordered to pay the several sittings of the Disciplinary Committee.

Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee
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