Peter Shalulile has been named the DStv Premier League Player of the Month for April.
Although Mamelodi Sundowns endured disappointment in their CAF Champions league exit in April after being knocked out of the quarter-final stage, Shalulile put in some good performances for the Tshwane giants. The 28-year-old netted back-to-back hat-tricks against Golden Arrows and Swallows FC in a remarkable month on the pitch which also saw Bafana Ba Style reach the Nedbank Cup final.
“To be honest, winning the DStv player of the month for April I would first like to give glory to God [because] He made it possible as well as my teammates and everyone at Sundowns.” Said the Namibian international striker.
“It’s a great feeling, it’s overwhelming to receive such an award because everyone put in the hard work, from the technical team to the players and the Mamelodi Sundowns family and fans. I am really happy to receive this award and I am hoping for many more to come.”
The reigning Champions have scored 53 DStv Premiership league goals after 29 matches, with 22 goals belonging to the Namibian footballer who is in the company of global stars who have hit a 20-plus goal mark so far during this campaign. Shalulile stands a chance to close in on a longstanding PSL record for most league goals in a single season and needs just three more goals to equal the PSL record of 25 goals.
Shalulile looked back at his great performances and said, “In the month of April I managed to score two hat tricks back to back against Swallows and Arrows, and it was really an amazing feeling. I guess I will go down into the history of South African football.”
“To the Masandawana family, the fans and everyone who supports us I would like to thank them first and foremost for attending our games because they’ve come through for us and packed the stadium even during the difficult moments they stood with us and as we are about to go and lift the trophy, I would like to urge everyone to come and witness and enjoy the day with us.”
Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up for their final game in the DStv Premiership against Royal AM on Saturday, 21 May at the Chatsworth Stadium, Durban. The Brazilians will be crowned Champions of the DStv Premiership for the fifth time in a row after their encounter with Royal AM.