Hot-shot Shalulile strives for more

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Hard work will always reward you. Those are the words from Namibia and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile, who has admitted that it was initially not easy to make his mark at Chloorkop.

Shalulile joined Sundowns at the end of last campaign following his stellar performances in Highlands Park colours as he finished joint top scorer of the Premiership, along with Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates, with 16 goals in 30 appearances.

The Namibia star has produced some great displays for the Premiership champions Sundowns so far this season underlining his status as one of Southern Africa’s top strikers.

“It’s been a great season so far and hard work will always reward you. It was not easy at first at Sundowns, but credit to the guys at Sundowns and the technical team – they kept on telling me to keep on going, to push and not to give up, and for me, I like challenges in life, it makes you a better player,” said Shalulile.

With eight goals from 16 matches in the 2020/21 season, Shalulile is Sundowns’ top goal scorer, along with left wing Temba Zwane and his impressive form in the DStv Premiership could put in on the radar of some of the best clubs in Europe.

“Everything happens with time and with God’s grace. You just have to keep on doing what you are doing and then blessings will sneak up unexpectedly. So, you just have to keep on working hard and the rewards will definitely come, and you’ll definitely see me in Europe soon,” declared Shalulile with a smile.

The Sundowns hitman is primed to lead The Brave Warriors of Namibia’s attack against Guinea in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers in Windhoek on Sunday.

“Our preparations have been going well; there are a few new faces in the camp, but we are all pulling in the same direction and aim, which is to win this game on Sunday,” he said.

“We are looking forward to the game, because it will mean a lot to us to get the three points – it will put us in a good position on the log where we could see ourselves going to the Afcon finals in Cameroon,” he concluded.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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