Sirino and Morena extend Mamelodi Sundowns stay until 2025

Mamelodi Sundowns duo of Gaston Sirino and Thapelo Morena have extended their contracts with the club for the next five years. 

According to the Brazilians, both Sirino and Morena will remain at Chloorkop at least until 2025. 

In a statement released by the club, Morena said he was happy and excited to have extended his stay with the Brazilians. 

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"Masandawana, I am happy and excited to let you know that I have extended my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns. We still have a long way to go and many more trophies to win! Ka Bo Yellow!" said Morena. 

The former Bloemfontein Celtic utility player is still recovering from a fractured ankle injury he suffered in February.

The club confirmed Morena is approaching a full return to fitness although chances are that he may only return to competitive football next season.   

He got injured after having made 29 appearances across all competitions for Sundowns this season while scoring four times and grabbing eight assists. 

Overall, Morena has featured in 145 matches for the Tshwane giants since his arrival from Phunya Sele Sele in August 2016. He has nine goals and 18 assists to his name at Sundowns.     

Meanwhile, Sirino said what makes him feel secure about these latest developments is that his family has settled in South Africa. 

"I am happy to extend my contract at the club. My family and I are happy and settled here in Mzansi. So, that gives me comfort to push hard on the pitch," said Sirino. 

Just like Morena, Sirino is hoping to win more trophies with the Tshwane giants in the next five years. 

"I believe my best years are ahead of me and I am confident we will add trophies with this group of players."

Sirino has been ever-present in Pitso Mosimane's starting line-up this season with 32 appearances this term. He has 11 goals and seven assists under his belt thus far.

The Uruguayan joined the Brazilians in January 2018, and he's sitting on 90 matches across all competitions since then, with 22 goals and 26 assists.

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