Mamelodi Sundowns' Peter Shalulile Named Most Valuable Player in the Premier Soccer League

Mamelodi Sundowns' Peter Shalulile Named Most Valuable Player in the Premier Soccer League

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns have numerous players in the top ten but it's Peter Shalulile who takes the top spot
  • Shalulile was named as the most valuable player in the league after another successful season with Mamelodi Sundowns
  • The top ten most valuable players in the league also features players from Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs

Mamelodi Sundowns' Peter Shalulile has ended the year on another high after being named the most valuable player in the Premier Soccer League.

The Namibian striker was instrumental in the Brazilian's success the past season and helped to guide them to another league title.

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Themba Zwane, Thulani Hlatshwayo and Peter Shalulile were among the top three most valuable players in the Premier Soccer League during the past year. Image: @mshishi18/ @thulani03/ @shalulile13
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Shalulile had a stellar season with Sundowns, winning the 2020/21 PSL Footballer of the Year and Players' Player of the Season awards, KickOff reported. Shalulile scored 13 goals in the DSTV Premiership in just 18 games. He scored 23 goals in all competitions.

According to Transfer Market Shalulile is valued at R28.99 million. His teammate at Mamelodi Sundowns, Themba Zwane, finished as the second most valuable player in the PSL. Zwane is valued at R27.06 million.

Thulani Hlatshwayo from Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs' Khama Billiat, share the third spot as both are valued at R25.13 million tag.

The rest of the top ten list includes Ronwen Williams and Teboho Mokoena from Supersport United as well as another Mamelodi Sundowns' star in Thapelo Morena.

Orlando Pirates then has another player in Deon Hotto, before another Mamelodi Sundowns' star, Andile Jali makes the list.

Keagan Dolly and Innocent Maela bring up the rear of the top ten list.

Bafana Bafana rankings for 2021 revealed, supporters share mixed opinions

In other rankings related news South Africa's men's national team has had to make do with their global position remaining unchanged. Bafana Bafana began 2021 ranked number 68 on the planet, Sports Brief reported.

This was confirmed on FIFA's official world rankings released on New Year's Day. According to FIFA's website, Bafana also finished the year ranked the number 13 team on the continent on the CAF rankings.

This came after a wasteful year in which the team failed at the final hurdle to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The team did win the COSAFA Cup held in Gqeberha, losing only one match all year for an impressive win rate of 76% from 13 played (10 wins and two draws).

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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