Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile is aiming to win the CAF Champions League before his ultimate goal of playing in Europe.
The reigning PSL Footballer of the Year is well on course for a third consecutive Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award with eight goals in his first ten league games in the 2021/22 campaign.
But his goals go beyond the domestic campaign after winning the DStv Premiership and MTN8 – he’s looking to win African club football’s most prestigious title.
“You know it’s a great honour. When I came here it was to win trophies and I give glory to God for that. But as Peter Shalulile, it’s to give the Sundowns family a second star (for the men’s team) in the Champions League,” he told iDiski Times.
“That’s my dream and that’s what I want to accomplish before doors open in Europe, so for me – that’s the only target I have for now.”
After outscoring the likes of Senegal superstar Sadio Mane in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Namibia, Shalulile expressed his confidence that he can compete with the best in the world.
In the recent interview with this publication, he cited the tactical awareness, patience and composure as the biggest difference between local and international footballers – and while he’s well aware of the opportunities he’s received by joining Masandawana, with age not on his side, he’s looking to achieve as much as he can before retirement.
“To be honest, I want to finish everything in style because they changed my life, financially also. So I want to give them the token of saying thank you so much and giving them the second star and going to Europe,” he added.
“I always wanted to play in the English Premier League, where the (Sadio) Mane’s and (Mohamed) Salah’s are. But if things don’t work out, Spain I don’t mind, Germany I don’t mind.”
The Namibia captain has scored 11 goals in 14 games across all competitions, including one in the only Champions League game he featured in against Maniema Union in October.