Peter Shalulile: Namibia hitman continues to rise in PSL

Highlands Park forward Peter Shalulile has inspired plenty of youngsters in his home country of Namibia since joining from Tura Magic in 2015.

Shalulile was the top goal scorer in his debut season with the club in South Africa’s second division and since then he’s not looked back.

Currently, he is the joint top scorer in the PSL, tied with Orlando Pirates and Malawian international Gabadinho Mhango on 14 goals.

Shalulile’s performances have attracted a lot of interest from different clubs, including from the PSL ‘Big Three’, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates – as well as  Egyptian clubs.

“I believe an Egyptian club are interested in Peter [Shalulile] and that is no surprise because he is the best forward in the South African Premiership,” his head coach Owen Da Gama said after their match against Chippa United.

“It does not matter whether the ball is on the ground or in the air, he is equally deadly in both situations.

“Peter is a natural scorer, banging in goals in training, in warm-up matches and in the league and cup games.

“He is a hard worker and deserves whatever success he achieves.”

The Namibian international is expected to leave ‘The Lions of the North’ at the end of the season, with the 27-year-old looking seeking a bigger contract while the South African side look to cash in as he enters the peak of his career.

However, club CEO Brad Kaftel recently slapped a R30-million ($1.75m) valuation of the shoulders of the striker who starred for his country at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – where he first caught the attention of North African clubs.

Shalulile has scored 28 goals in 86 games for Highlands Park and should he move to Egypt, he would join international strike partner Benson Shilongo – currently on the books of Ismaily.