Mamelodi Sundowns Sniper Peter Shalulile Joins Elite Global Company of 20 League Goalscorers This Season

Mamelodi Sundowns Sniper Peter Shalulile Joins Elite Global Company of 20 League Goalscorers This Season

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns' almost unstoppable striker Peter Shalulile is measuring up favourably among the world's best goal-getters
  • Shalulile has struck 22 times in the DStv Premiership this season, and is just three away from equalling the magical record number of 25 goals in a single league campaign in the PSL
  • The Namibian is in the same region of goal-scoring as Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile's goal-scoring exploits this season in the DStv Premiership have put him among the leading goal-getters on the planet.

The Namibian has scored 22 times this season in the league and is three goals away from equalling the Premier Soccer League record of 25 set by Zambian Collins Mbesuma in the 2004/05 campaign.

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Mohamed Salah, Peter Shalulile and Karim Benzema are in this season's 20 league goal club.
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As reported by City Press, only three other players, Siyabonga Nomvethe (20 goals during the 2011/12 season), Pollen Ndlanya (21 in 1998/99) and Wilfred Mugeyi (22 in 1996/97) have breached the 20-goal mark in the PSL era.

In the 20 league goal "club" this season that Shalulile finds himself is a whole host of impressive individuals. It includes Robert Lewandowski (34, Bundesliga), Ciro Immobile (27, Serie A), Karim Benzema (26, La Liga), Karim Benzema (24, Ligue 1), Mohamed Salah (22, Premier League) and Erling Haaland (21, Bundesliga).

Notably, every one of those leagues but for the Bundesliga (18 teams) comprises of 20 teams, so Shalulile's strike rate in a 16-team league is not something to sneeze at.

He has a chance to add to his tally against Kaizer Chiefs, Stellenbosch FC and Royal AM. Shalulile has scored 28 times in all competitions and also has the Nedbank Cup final against Marumo Gallants to look forward to.

History chasing Peter Shalulile brings up a half century of goals for Mamelodi Sundowns

The history-chasing Peter Shalulile has entered an elite company at Mamelodi Sundowns.

As reported by Sports Brief, Shalulile's 92nd-minute goal last night for the DStv Premiership champions was his 50th goal for the club since joining it from Highlands Park in 2020, doing so in an unusually quick 80 appearances.

This his put him in the '50 Club' alongside Daniel Mudau, Raphael Chukwu, Katlego Mphela and Themba Zwane for the club that was established in the 1960s.

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