The last time these 2 sides met was in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup. In what was a tough match for The Brazilians, Shalulile scored a last minute winner in extra time to secure qualification into the next round.
The Namibian repeated this on Saturday with a 94th minute header to secure all three points for Mamelodi Sundowns.
“We always know when we play Stellenbosch it’s always a tough one, we knew they are on the rise after two back-to-back wins.” Manqoba Mngqithi told the media after the match.
“Structurally they look good and also their organisation has improved in leaps and bounds, they are not relying on the counter-attacking game. Honestly speaking our boys fought hard, they were stronger than us in the first half.
“We had to readjust our shape and try to match what they were doing because we realised that structurally they were having an edge. Thanks to the coaches I work with, in identifying these things we seem to be on top of our game.
“The moment we matched their structure and went pound-for-pound with them, we knew that in terms of quality we might have the edge. For us, this was a six-pointer as not many people can come through to Stellenbosch and it was important that we get the results and thanks to the boys for the fighting spirit.
“This is how champions are made” he exclaimed.
Shalulile stole the headlines with his extravagant celebrations. Many people fear that he will injure himself celebrating his goals.
“It will be difficult to control his celebrations as we do not know what happens with him emotionally when he scores a goal. I have never met a player that is as fit as Peter, in terms of flexibility, strength and power that is why if he goes down he quickly gets up.
“We prefer a better celebration but if he scores for me and he keeps scoring, plays every game and is celebrating that way I do not mind” he concluded.
Manqoba Mngqithi Does Not Mind Peter Shalulile’s Celebrations!