Windhoek - The South African Premier Soccer League’s top marksman, Peter Shalulile, is ready to conquer the continent with his new club Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2020-2021 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League .
Namibian forward Shalulile was the subject of interest of several PSL clubs after a stellar campaign with an unassuming Highlands Park for him he banged in 16 goals to jointly top the charts with Orlando Pirates’ Gabadinho Mhango.
That performance saw league champions Mamelodi Sundowns swooping ahead of the pack to secure the gunslinger’s services to bolster their attack in the Champions League.
“All I can say is that I am grateful to go there. I am very happy that I am going there you, to add more value, and to learn,” Shalulile told KickOff.com.
Shalulile said it was exciting to join the 10-time kings of the league and get a crack at continental glory in the Champions League.
"So they gave me the platform to play in Africa and I'm grateful for that. They've been communicating with my manager," said Shalulile.
The co-director at Shalulile’s former employer Highlands Park, Brad Kaftel this week conceded defeat in the battle to keep the marksman on their roster, while adding that the club was also likely to lose Mothobi Mvala to Sundowns as well.
Shalulile said he would never been top goal-scorer and attracted the attentions of the PSL’s big boys were it not for the Highlands Park technical team.
Meanwhile, another Namibian player in the PSL, Dean Hoto, all but confirmed that he was leaving Bidvest Wits for giants Orlando Pirates.
The deal to make Hoto a Buccaneer, insiders say, will also make him one of the highest paid players in the league with a take home in the region of R500,000.
“Thank you very much for everything Bidvest. It was an honor to play and be part of this great organisation. Proud to have been part of this great family and thank you for believing in me,” he tweeted this week, alongside a picture of himself turning out in Bidvest colours against Orlando Pirates.