One of Shalulile’s major highlights of the 2021-22 campaign occurred when he scored back-to-back hat-tricks against Golden Arrows and Moroka Swallows in April (the first player in Premiership history to achieve that feat). The Namibian’s total of 23 goals was two shy of Collins Mbesuma’s league-record tally of 25 goals which was registered in 2005. The Sundowns forward scored eight goals more than his nearest competitor (Royal AM’s Sepana Victor Letsoalo with 15, in the race for the Golden Boot).
Co-head Coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena took home the DStv Premiership Coach of the Season Award. Coach Rulani believes the team will continue to be a force to be reckoned with next season, “We have achieved an incredible feat, yet again, as we are always setting new standards at this magnificent club. The plan is to set new targets for next season and we will be determined more than ever to achieve them.”
Under their guidance, Sundowns accumulated 65 points, scoring 56 goals (a record in a 30-game PSL campaign). The Brazilians also lost the fewest games (3), conceded the fewest number of goals (20), and registered a superb goal difference of +36 (a new top-flight record for the best goal difference in a single 30-game season). Congratulations to every Sundowns member that walked away with an award and to everyone associated with the Yellow Nation Family.