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ShalulileÔÇÖs star shining bright

Mon, 27 June 2016 17:16
by Rodney Pienaar

Peter Shalulile, whose star is shining bright after steering his club Highlands Park to the South African premier league after winning their playoffs, believes he is at the twilight of his career and has potential to cement his position within the Brave Warriors’ squad that participated in the just ended  COSAFA tournament.
Shalulile’s story is a typical case of rags to riches, as he will be earning a lucrative salary in the South African premier league, the PSL, as compared to the meagre earnings he had become accosted with  in the semi professional Namibian Premier League (NPL), where some players have to balance between playing football and sustaining a day job.
His brace is the reason why his club will rub shoulders with some of the South African PSLs elite teams including Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Perhaps the irony of his purple patch is that he was unsuccessful  to inspire the Brave Warriors to a semifinal berth in the ongoing regional soccer showpiece.
“I have always loved playing soccer. When I was young I would always play in the street with my friends just for the fun of it, however, things changed since I started playing for school tournaments and later played for Tura Magic football club which was my first team at a club level,” Shalulile said.
 The notion of forgoing tertiary education with the hope of securing lucrative employment in the sporting fields is not one that resonates well with Brave Warriors player Peter Shalulile.
Through passion and talent, Shalulile is now one of the young Namibian soccer players who started his career through playing soccer in the street of Katutura at a young age.
Perhaps what inspired Shalulile is him being the only male born with two siblings, as he revealed that his family  always stood by his side and supported his dream.
“I have a loving family which has always supported every game I played, however, I am the only male child from both parents with two older sisters,” Shalulile said.
He says he would like to make the best of the opportunity in South Africa and move closer to playing for his childhood favorite club PSG in Netherlands.
Shalulile  explained that he has scored five goals for the national team since he started playing for the Brave Warriors. A rather jovial Shalulile told The Villager Sport that he is greatly inspired by one of Namibia’s most illustrious footballers Lazarus Kaimbi who is currently plying his trade in Thailand.