Namibia’s Brave Warriors assistant coach Robert Nauseb has lauded striker Peter Shalulile for this inspiring exploits and consistency following his goal for new club Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend.
Shalulile scored Sundowns opening goal as they defeated rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in a thrilling DSTV Premiership match on Saturday. Kermit Erasmus and Thembe Zwane scored the other two goals for Sundowns as they marched to a comfortable victory.
The 27-year-old Namibian recently joined Sundowns from Highlands Park. Highlands has since been sold to TS Galaxy. Shalulile last season finished as joint top goalscorer with 16 league goals and shared the golden boot award with Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango.
Speaking to this publication yesterday, Nauseb said it is a great sign that Shalulile is getting his season started with a goal as it will motivate him to do even much better as the season progresses.
“It’s a great thing that the boy started the season with a goal, I think that’s what he is good at and I back him to continue scoring. It’s a motivating factor for him and the national team at large, I believe he has great things coming his way. He must just keep on playing the same way he was playing at his former club and do the same things that he was doing last season, this will keep him on course,” said Nauseb. Meanwhile, Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has credited his colleague Rulani Mokwena for the opening goal against Chiefs. The weekend’s victory also meant that Sundowns bounced back from their MTN8 defeat last weekend to thrash Chiefs 3-0.
“We worked very hard on the set-pieces considering that in our previous match we conceded from a set-piece, a very, very, very bad set-piece at the far post which we could have dealt with better. We worked very hard on our organisation on set-pieces and also on our attack on set-pieces. On the corner-kick that was scored by Peter Shalulile, we give credit to coach Rhulani because he was working on that corner-kick a lot yesterday and it paid off because Peter was left free and the rest of the guys could’ve easily scored in that moment. So it’s encouraging to see things you prepare in training coming out in the match,” a delighted Mngqithi told Supersport.