'Yeye will create a new Golden Boot'


Highlands Park's goal machine Peter Shalulile says the signing of Reneilwe Letsholonyane has come at the right time as he looks to emulate last season's Golden Boot winner Mwape Musonda of Black Leopards.

Shalulile and Musonda's rivalry started back in the 2017/2018 season when they both finished as National First Division top scorers with 15 goals each.

Last season the Zambian took it one step better than the Namibian when he finished as the Absa Premiership top scorer with 16 goals, the same number Shalulile believes 'Yeye' will help him beat this season.

"Ja you know I get goosebumps you know every time I speak to him [Yeye] because you know he is a legend of South Africa," Shalulile tells KickOff.com.

"He was one of the top players and he is still a top player you know. He played for Bafana Bafana so I'm very happy having him next to me and rubbing shoulders with him, I'm very happy.

"I know he can supply [passes], I know he can help me up front. I know he can score goals and have no doubt that he is the best passer. He proves it every day in training.

"To be honest my brother I don't have any targets when it comes to goals. At this moment I would like to help the team. Personally my target is more than 16 goals."

Shalulile is currently leading the PSL scoring chart with six goals, while Musonda has netted two so far this season after a late resolution to his transfer situation at Leopards.

"As you know in life records are set, but they are also meant to be broken. So he came to the PSL and then he broke records by taking the top goalscorer, and I believe that anyone can take it.

"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from or for which team you play for, but as long as you are determined and hardworking and score all the opportunities you get, then you you can take it. It's possible.

"But it's not a thing about only me, it's about the whole team. I'm playing for the team to improve on where they were last season."

On Saturday Shalulile and the Lions of the North face favourites SuperSport United in the MTN8 final at Orlando Stadium, and they know very well that they will share half of the R8-million prize money if they happen to win, according to the club's director Brad Kaftel.

But Shalulile says just playing in a final is an honour to them as players.

"Ja you know first of all it's an honour, it's an honour playing for the first time in the PSL, all glory goes to God. We thank the technical team for making us gel and reaching the final and we know the supporters are expecting entertainment, more goals, and may the best team win."