Shalulile equals Mambush's long-standing record

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Peter Shalulile has become the first striker to match one of Daniel Mudau’s many incredible goal-scoring feats in the history of the PSL.

Shalulile slammed goal number 20 of the season in all competitions in the 1-0 CAF Champions League win over Al Ahly on Saturday.

In reaching 20 goals for the season, Shalulile has become the first footballer to reach the 20-goal mark in all competitions for two seasons in a row. A feat not set since Mudau set his incredible goalscoring numbers over two decades ago.

‘Mambush’ scored at least 20 for three consecutive seasons.

The legendary forward scored 26 in all competitions in the 1998/99 season as Sundowns won the league and the BOB Save Super Bowl.

Then the following season the attacker registered 21 goals in all competitions with the Brazilians retaining the league title while adding the Rothmans Cup.

Mambush then reached 23 goals in the 2000/01 season at the age of 32.

Since then, his scoring feats have not been surpassed or matched until now with the Namibian on an incredible scoring run.

Shalulile could have already registered his third season with more than least 20 goals but missed out by one strike in the 2019/20 season after scoring 19 goals for Highlands Park.

Last season Shalullile scored 22 goals across all competitions in his first season at Sundowns.

The 28-year-old is now set to improve on those numbers with Sundowns still to play at least 12 more games which could stretch to 17 if they reach the finals of both the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.

Shalulile has only missed two games this season.

Compared to Mudau at the same age (28), Shalulile has a better scoring rate.

Mudau turned 28 in September 1996 by which time he had 65 goals in 142 starts for The Brazilians.

Shalulile has so far scored 42 in 72 starts for Sundowns with his influence evident in the variety of strikes to his name and the weight they have carried having now scored in all competitions this season.

He has already won the league and MTN8 with Sundowns.

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