Peter Shalulile produces legendary scoring numbers at Mamelodi Sundowns and improves club legends such as Daniel Mudau.
Shalulile has scored 29 goals in 48 appearances – all of them debutants – since joining Sundowns from Highlands Park at the start of last season.
Based on national standards, it’s a phenomenal comeback, especially for a player whose move to Chloorkop was greeted with reserve items in some sections of the football fan base.
Still, the man from northern Namibia is now turning heads every week by supplementing his scoring hard work with goals.
At the rate at which he scores he becomes a reliable source of goals for the club in the same way Mudau did during his playing days at the club.
With goals scored for Shalulile as he turns 28 this month, his numbers prove he’s doing a better job than Mudau at the same age.
In his second season at the club, Shalulile’s strike rate currently stands at 1,655 games per goal.
When Mudau was 28 in September 1996, he had scored 65 goals in 142 starts for the Sundowns spread over four years after making his Brazilian first team in 1993 after returning from loan to Ratanang Mahlosiane the previous year.
That meant Mambush had scored at a rate of 2.18 games per goal.
The legendary forward played the rest of his career at Sundowns until his retirement just before turning 35 in 2003 with 172 goals in 390 starts for the club at 2.27 games per goal.
Mudau has 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 considered the best forward to ever play for the Sundowns.
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