Former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane sees no reason to overlook Gaston Sirino when the Uruguayan earns his South African citizenship.
Sirino is yet to earn a Uruguay call up, meaning that he will be eligible to play for South Africa should he apply for his early citizenship in three years’ time.
"Why not? He can help us," Mosimane said to KickOff.
Mosimane went further to explain how several European nations have benefited from players of African descent.
"I see the whole French national team is full of DRC players, players from Cameroon and Mali because of the French colonisation.
"[Romelu] Lukaku is playing for Belgium. Lukaku, the father is from DRC. I know the history because I know the person who recruited Lukaku's father to go and play in Belgium as a manager and he told me the history.
"Probably we should do that here in South Africa. We should look at the other nations of children from here. Maybe we should look at it differently and see what we can get out of that.
"But the challenge is those children in Europe who are born in those countries, they go through proper structures and go through youth programmes that are right,” Mosimane concluded.
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