Peter Shalulile (Gallo Images)
Mamelodi Sundowns have started the 2021/22 DStv
Premiership season just like how they ended last term – firing on all
It came as no surprise when the Brazilians’ forward
Peter Shalulile and co-coaches Manqoba Mnqgithi and Rhulani Mokwena were voted
Premiership Coach and Player of the Month for August/September
Shalulile, last season’s runner-up on the goal
scoring charts, has been in red-hot form since the start of this campaign. He
has scored five goals in the opening six league matches, contributing close to
half the number of goals (11) scored by Sundowns in the league to date.
His contribution upfront has kept the champions
atop the log standings since the opening day of the season. In making their
decision, the judging panel composed of football print, online and broadcast media,
commentators and analysts, were hugely impressed with Shalulile’s work rate in also
helping out his side defensively, the remarkable timing of his runs upfront and
of course the goals he scored.
The Namibian forward beat other great performing
players such as Victor Letsoalo of Royal AM and team-mates Rivaldo Coetzee and
Denis Onyango to the award.
The Sundowns coaching duo, Mnqgithi and Mokwena,
who beat Royal AM’s John Maduka and SuperSport United’s Kaitano Tembo to the
award, have overseen five wins, with one draw in their side’s opening six
games, scoring 11 goals with their defence still to be breached.
They got the nod for their consistency in getting
positive results despite being faced with negative results in their camp at the
start of the season. The league-winning coaches have also impressively created
amazing continuity within the team in the new season by getting new recruits to
gel and play the Brazilians style of play such as Grant Kekana, Thabiso
Kutumela and Neo Maema.
Meanwhile, the DStv Premiership Goal of the Month
for August/September went to Orlando Pirates’ Deon Hotto for his stunning free
kick against Stellenbosch FC.
– PSL media