Pitso Mosimane with Gaston Sirino

Pitso Mosimane addresses Lorch, Sirino, and Shalulile rumours 

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 Al Wahda head coach Pitso Mosimane has addressed transfer rumours linking DStv Premiership trio of Thembinkosi Lorch, Gaston Sirino, and Peter Shalulile with his United Arab Emirates side. 

All three players are still contracted at their respective clubs, but reports emerged recently that they are on the radar of Al Wahda. 

Orlando Pirates star Lorch was first linked with Mosimane in January while the coach was still at Al-Ahli Saudi. 

 A few months later, in July, Mosimane was reportedly eager to sign Mamelodi Sundowns pair Shalulile and Sirino. 

This comes after Shalulile was said to be leaving Sundowns for an overseas team and Sirino handing in a transfer request. It is no secret that Mosimane is a keen admirer of Sirino and wanted to sign the winger when he was still the head coach at Al Ahly in Egypt. 

However, Mosimane has set the record straight while addressing the media in Soweto on Tuesday. 

The ex-Bafana Bafana mentor landed in South Africa this morning to attend the handover of the Pitso Mosimane Multipurpose Sports Court at Lofentse Girls High School in Orlando East in partnership with Nedbank 

Al Wahda head coach Pitso Mosimane


“I don’t want to talk about Gaston Sirino, this annoys me so much, if [Al Wahda] wants Gaston Sirino we’d go to Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Mosimane on the sidelines of the event. 

“When I was at Al Ahly, I wanted Sirino, and you know what happened. We approached them (Sundowns), and we never got the price. You never get the price. 

“So if a player doesn’t have a price, how do you buy them? … He still doesn’t have a price. We don’t buy players that don’t have a price with no negotiations. 

“So it’s lies and allegation to say Al Wahda wants Sirino, or people are tapping up Sirino. No, remember they said we want Lorch, we want Shalulile, I’m always in the middle of all these things, and if we want them we’ll approach the teams. 

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Mosimane was more focused on the Sirino rumour and added: “But there must be a price, if there’s no price it’s a waste of time, I will never advise my team to go for players without a price or in transactions that can be emotional and mixed up with a lot of things – it’s not done the right way, to say want to buy this player. 

“Of course, if Sirino is available, I will advise my office to speak to him, I know he’s not playing, he’s disgruntled, or probably they don’t want him, he’s dropped out of the team – but it’s not for me to use that opportunity. 

“He’s not been playing since last year, this is not new but the issue of Sirino, that Al Wahda are after Sirino, it’s not right – I would never advise Al Wahda to go after Sirino, he doesn’t have a price. If he does have one, we can talk.”

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