Sundowns star likely to miss TKO final

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Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Gaston Sirino is likely miss the Telkom Knockout final in Durban next month.

Sirino received a red card for a rude tackle on an opposition player during the 2-1 semifinal win over Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday.

It was the Uruguayan's second red card this year after he was dismissed by the same referee Victor Gomes during the league match against Maritzburg United.

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With the TKO final set for December 14, the PSL could be forced to postpone The Brazilians' league match against Stellenbosch on December 11 to allow time to prepare for the final.

Sundowns' next league match is tomorrow against AmaZulu, and Sirino's mandatory two-match ban will see him miss that game as well as the next one, which could be the cup final.

The Chloorkop-based side are set to face Bidvest Wits three days after the cup final in Durban on December 17, which makes it impossible for them to play three games including a cup final in six days.

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Sirino is also expected to face the PSL Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday related to charges of unsporting behavior and assault in the MTN8 semifinals against SuperSport United in September.

The Sundowns midfielder faces a ban from football which could see him miss even more games for his club this season.

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