Shalulile producing legendary numbers at Downs

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Peter Shalulile is producing legendary goalscoring numbers at Mamelodi Sundowns and is bettering club legends such as Daniel Mudau.

Shalulile has struck 29 goals in 48 appearances – all of them starts – since joining Sundowns from Highlands Park at the beginning of last season.

Based on domestic standards that is a phenomenal return especially for a player whose move to Chloorkop was greeted with elements of reservations in some sections of the football fan base.

Yet, the man from northern Namibia is now turning heads every week complementing his trademark hard work with goals. 

At the rate at which he is scoring, he is growing into a reliable source of goals for the club the same way that Mudau did through his playing days at the club.

With goals showering for Shalulile as he turns 28 this month his numbers prove that he is doing a better job than Mudau did at the same age.

Into his second season at the club, Shalulile’s strike rate at present stands at 1,655 matches a goal.

When Mudau turned 28 in September 1996, he had scored 65 goals in 142 starts for Sundowns spread over four years having made his Brazilians first team in 1993 after returning from a loan at Ratanang Mahlosiane the previous year.

That meant Mambush had scored at a rate of 2,18 games per goal.

The legendary forward went on to play the rest of his career at Sundowns until he retired just before turning 35 in 2003 with 172 goals in 390 starts for the club at a rate of 2,27 games per goal. 

Mudau won four league titles, the BOB Save Super Bowl and the Rothmans Cup while Shalulile has one league title so far.

The retired forward is regarded as the best striker to ever play for Sundowns.

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