Go to Europe, Bobby tells Shalulile

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Peter Shalulile of Sundowns has been advised to consider a move abroad.             Photo by BackpagePix
Peter Shalulile of Sundowns has been advised to consider a move abroad. Photo by BackpagePix

NAMIBIA national team coach Bobby Samaria believes his compatriot and Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Peter Shalulile, should go to Europe if a good offer comes at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been in brilliant form this season, netting 22 goals with two DStv Premiership matches left to end this campaign.

Many are predicting the Windhoek-born player will break Collins Mbesuma’s 17-year-old goalscoring record.

The Zambian legend scored 25 league goals for Kaizer Chiefs in the 2004-05 season and earned a move to England to join Portsmouth when they were still playing in the English Premiership. And now, Shalulile could smash Mbesuma’s long standing record.

“We are super proud of Shalulile’s contribution towards the overall objective of his team,” said Samaria.

“The good thing for him is that he is playing for one of the best teams in Africa which has three wise coaches, and he also has talented players around him. But Shalulile is not getting younger.

“I think he (Shalulile) has done well and achieved a lot at Sundowns and in South Africa in a short space of time.

“If a good offer comes from a European team in a big league and Sundowns are happy with it, I think he should take it and test himself among the best in the world while he still can.”

Shalulile joined the Brazilians two seasons ago after winning the Golden Boot together with Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango with 16 goals each. Last season, Shalulile continued with his fine scoring form and netted 15 goals. He was a goal behind SuperSport United’s Bradley Grobler, who won the Golden Boot.

However, Shalulile was named PSL Footballer of the Year.

And this time, the Namibian international looks certain to win many awards at the end of the season.

So far, Shalulile has already clinched his second consecutive Premiership title with the Tshwane giants. And it won’t be a surprise if European teams come looking for Shalulile’s signature at the end of this campaign.

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