Tuesday Jun 08, 2021. 15:00
Namibian striker Peter Shalulile has dedicated his two end-of-season PSL awards to his Mamelodi Sundowns teammates.
The 27-year-old has just wrapped up his first campaign with Sundowns, having joined the club from Highlands Park, and his impact at the Brazilians has been impressive.
Shalulile scored 15 league goals as ‘Downs romped to a fourth successive league title in the DStv Premiership, with his individual performances earning him the footballer and players’ player of the season gongs at the PSL awards this past weekend.
Yet the attacker believes his quick adaptation to life in Tshwane would not have been possible without the help of his teammates and staff at the club.
“It’s an honour [to win the awards]. I would like to give glory to God, my teammates and the technical team,” Shalulile told the club’s media department, as quoted by Sowetan Live.
“It was not an easy season for everyone. Fortunately, we worked our hearts out to win the league.
“And for the two awards, I’m happy that I was chosen by the players and the coaches. This means that we are all winners, it is not only about me, but I dedicate these awards to my teammates and the coaches and all the Sundowns family.”
Shalulile’s teammate, Uganda Denis Onyango, also scooped the goalkeeper of the season after keeping 15 clean sheets.
“First of all, I would like to thank the PSL and, of course DStv, for rewarding me with the goalkeeper of the season award,” Onyango said.
“Congratulations to the nominees who were competing with me. You guys pushed me so hard and for me, you guys have done fantastic as well.”