The three things that make Peter Shalulile the PSL’s best striker

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile has been labelled the best striker in the PSL, Papi Zothwane explains why that is.

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According to former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Papi Zothwane there are three attributes that make Peter Shalulile the Premier Soccer League’s best striker.

The Namibian forward has been involved in ten league goals for Mamelodi Sundowns this season, scoring six and laying on a further four for teammates.

Three things that make Peter Shalulile the PSL’s best

Shalulile enjoyed a breakout season at Highlands Park last term, netting 16 goals and playing all 30 of the now-defunct Tembisa-based team’s matches.

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Peter Shalulile of Highlands Park during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Highlands Park and Chippa United at Makhulong Stadium, Johannesburg, on 26 October 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

He has scored nine goals across all competitions this season and although he isn’t the club’s leading scorer, that honour currently belongs to Themba Zwane, Shalulile’s impact on Sundowns has been lauded.

Shalulile was the driving force behind Highlands Park’s efforts in 2019/20 and continues to be industrious even among more illustrious company at Chloorkop.

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Peter Shalulile of Sundowns (c) celebrates goal during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 football match between Sundowns and TS Galaxy at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 15 December 2020 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Zothwane believes that Shalulile has succeeded in adapting to life at Sundowns where others have failed due to his work ethic, his team-mindedness and his speed and mobility make him the best out and out striker in the PSL right now.

“The guy is very mobile. It’s difficult in the modern game to deal with a striker like Shalulile who is mobile. He is a hard worker, and is a team player,” Zothwane told KickOff.com.

“He can create chances for his teammates. As much as he works hard, he wants to score. He did well for Highlands Park, but he’s a team player, he’s a hard worker and he’s very mobile.

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Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal with Rhulani Mokwena, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DSTV Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 24 October 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

“In all the strikers that we have in Mzansi, I think he’s the number one for me. He’s a mobile striker, it’s a modern game. In PSL he’s the most [mobile],” the erstwhile Sundowns man added.

“I don’t think there’s a defender that wants to face Shalulile because he will take you to the right, to the left… yoh! He is a workaholic that guy.”

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