Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile has opened up on his imperious goalscoring form since joining the club.
The reigning PSL Footballer of the Season looks well on course for his third Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award with 13 goals in 18 appearances in the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season, four ahead of Victor Letsoalo (9).
With 29 goals in all competitions over the calendar year, the Namibia international admits it’s all about his dedication to the craft and disciplined lifestyle off the pitch.
“It’s just about the work you put in and the extra work on top of that. At the time when people are sleeping, you just have to put in the work,” he told the club’s official website.
“What keeps me going is simply the fact that I just want the club and my teammates to be happy and for the club to do well.
“I also get my motivation from players abroad that are also doing well, that helps me to push every day to stay at this level. It’s not easy scoring but we work so hard to make sure we are able to score each and every day.”
In an interview with iDiski Times in November, he admitted that he’s motivated to improve on 16 league goals he scored in his debut season – something he’s well on course to achieve.
“I scored 16 [league] goals, I just want to do better than that. I believe the twenty goal mark, with just the belief and the patience, I think it’s going to be possible,” he said at the time.
“My teammates at Sundowns, are very good players who can supply you on any given day. It’s just for me to work more on my finishing, sometimes I can get two chances but only convert one, which is not good.
“I want to become a clinical striker, that’s what I’m working on each and every day to make sure any chance I get bury it.”
The 28-year-old has scored 52 goals in 111 South African top-flight games since his arrival with Highlands Park from Tura Magic.