Rhulani Mokwena on Peter Shalulelile

Rhulani Mokwena admits Peter Shalulile’s slow start – Photo: Twitter – @Levy_t_

Rhulani Mokwena comments on Peter Shalulile’s ‘slow start’

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has admitted that Peter Shalulile has had a “slow start” since the new season began last week.

Rhulani Mokwena on Peter Shalulelile

Rhulani Mokwena admits Peter Shalulile’s slow start – Photo: Twitter – @Levy_t_

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has admitted that Peter Shalulile has had a “slow start” since the new season began last week.

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The Namibian striker was always going to be in the spotlight this season considering his record 23 league goals in the last campaign.

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However, only two matches have been played and Mokwena believes Shalulile is still warming up his “engine”.

“We all know Peter has got goals. Before we start writing columns and articles, I think you guys know he will score,” said Mokwena as quoted by SowetanLIVE.

“Before we criticise him, let’s wait, let’s give him a little bit more time to get the engine going. It’s a slow start, but he will get goals, and that I can guarantee you.”

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Last season, the former Highlands Park forward won the PSL Footballer of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and the Top goal scorer accolades in PSL awards.

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Rhulani Mokwena and Haashim Domingo in training – Photo: Twitter @Shalulile

In other news, Mokwena says they accept the “tag of being underdogs” as they prepare to take on Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

We welcome the tag of being underdogs. We lost on the pitch and we will play on the pitch on Saturday. Chiefs won on Tuesday and we humbly accept being called underdogs. It removes a lot of pressure from us,” said Mokwena as quoted by Sunday World.

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The two teams will be paying in front of a sold out Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria on Saturday, 13 August.

Kick-off is at 15:00.