Reasons behind Shalulile’s tuck in


Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile has revealed why he always tucks in his jersey during the training session, warm-up and on match day.

The Namibian international has featured in seven games in all competitions for Bafana Ba Style, having scored three goals and weighed in two assists.

The 27-year-old goal poacher joined the Brazilians this season from the now-defunct Highlands Park.

According to Masandawana, their loyal supporters have been asking why Shalulile does the tuck in whenever he’s in the field of play.

“This thing of tucking in comes all the way from home. If you are a man you must tuck in and it is a sign of discipline. My dad was in the army and that is how they were brought up. If you were in uniform, you must look presentable. So that is why I always make sure that I tuck in as a sign of respect, respecting my job and my uniform”, Shalulile told Sundowns’ official website.

The striker also reflected on his partnership with Themba Zwane and Kermit Erasmus, leading Downs’ striking force. The trio has contributed 11 goals for the 10-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions thus far.

“I fitted in very well, I am still learning every day. When you play with great players daily, they make things easy for you. I get help from coaches daily and on top of it, the telepathic understanding I am developing with Themba, Erasmus and the rest of my teammates is what makes me believe,” he added.

“We have been working hard at training also supporting each other. We give thanks to the guys behind us, as they do all the hard work, from the keeper, the defenders and also the midfielders, it’s teamwork and that is what we are about at the club,” Shalulile said in his closing remarks.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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