Wednesday, December 2News That Matters | Namibian Shalulile ‘simplest forward in South African PSL’

Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama says Namibian Peter Shalulile is largely the most efficient South African Premiership forward after he equalised in a 1-1 design with Polokwane City Saturday.

The 27-twelve months-worn struck on 74 minutes, hovering to powerfully head a corner past Zimbabwean goalkeeper George Chigova within the succor of closed doors at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.

Highlands scored both targets as Limbikani Mzava headed a inappropriate into his possess find after 65 minutes below stress from Zimbabwean Charlton Mashumba to provide lowly Polokwane the lead.

Shalulile has bagged 14 targets within the richest African league this season to portion first space within the Golden Boot opponents with Malawian Frank Mhango of Orlando Pirates.

The contest to produce as main scorer is dominated by foreigners with Serb Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs (13 targets) and Zimbabwean Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows (12) furthermore contenders.

“I feel an Egyptian club are drawn to Peter and that’s no shock on story of he’s essentially the most efficient forward within the South African Premiership,” acknowledged Da Gama.

“It would no longer topic whether or no longer the ball is on the bottom or within the air — he’s equally lethal in both scenarios.

“Peter is a pure scorer, banging in targets in training, in warm-up fits and in league and cup video games. He’s a no longer easy worker and deserves whatever success he achieves.”

Seventh-space Highlands possess drawn all three fits since the league restarted in a ‘bio bubble’ within the Gauteng province on August 11 after a five-month shutdown attributable to the coronavirus.

Securing one point lifted Polokwane off the backside of the desk, however they are above AmaZulu only on intention distinction and possess played one match more.

The backside team are robotically relegated and the facet ending second closing goes into play-offs with two second division clubs.

In the period in-between, Baroka misplaced 1-0 to Chippa United in Johannesburg and remain in peril of being relegated as they are correct one point above Polokwane and AmaZulu.

Malta-born Baroka coach Dylan Kerr will be namely fearful as this match used to be realizing of the “most realistic” of the elope-in with fixtures to return against the three absolute most realistic-positioned teams.

“We lack the quality wished within the closing third of the pitch to be a profitable Premiership facet,” admitted Kerr.

Nigerian Augustine Kwem used to be the match-winner for 12th-space Chippa, racing on to a remarkable pass and firing a low shot past Zimbabwean goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze within the seventh minute.

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