Kick Off

Peter Shalulile


The Mamelodi Sundowns talisman is nominated for the KICK OFF Footballer of the Season for a second successive year and is hoping to this time take home the prize. The 27-year-old forward is evidently in the peak of his career and has looked like a seasoned campaigner in the colours of The Brazilians, despite only arriving in Chloorkop from Highlands Park at the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Shalulile has combined superbly with his new teammates, in particular his strike partner Kermit Erasmus, as well as Themba Zwane and Gaston Sirino. The quality surroundin­g him at the Tshwane giants has truly brought the best out of the Namibia internatio­nal, who is racing towards joining the PSL’s exclusive club of players that have scored 50 league goals. ‘Mr Tuck-in’ has not allowed his move to one of the League’s traditiona­l big three to go to his head, with his humility, work-rate and discipline still very much evident in his game. He also looks set to eclipse his 16-goal total with the Lions of the North that saw him share the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot with Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango last season. With a handful of assists to his name, it is indicative of his unselfish nature despite possessing a healthy appetite for goal. Shalulile also seems to be that missing link that Sundowns have been lacking up front in their desperate quest for a second CAF Champions League crown in the near future.

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