The Namibian picked up his fourth yellow card early into the 2-1 win at Stellenbosch final weekend and is ineligible to play on Sunday
Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has described the unavailability of Peter Shalulile for Sunday’s Premier Soccer League conflict in opposition to Black Leopards as “a giant loss” whereas additionally contesting that his participant didn’t deserve the reserving which has dominated him out.
Shalulile has established himself as a key participant for the membership, scoring eight league objectives and offering 5 assists in 16 appearances.
He has additionally managed three objectives within the Caf Champions League and as many within the Nedbank Cup.
However the method during which Shalulile was cautioned in opposition to Stellenboach final Saturday, in a match the Namibian grabbed Sundowns’ successful aim deep into harm time, doesn’t sit nicely with Mngqithi.
“It’s a large loss and it’s worse once you take a look at why he’s suspended,” mentioned Mngqithi as per Instances Stay.
“At occasions there are these suspensions that we get‚ I additionally had one this season and I do know that I didn’t do something [wrong]. I do know that Peter Shalulile was fouled in that incident and if you happen to get fouled and you might be suspended‚ that’s one thing else.
“Perhaps it’s higher that it occurred this manner as a result of on the time I assumed he could get a second yellow card‚ which may have dominated him out of some crucial matches. We’re completely happy that he’s solely lacking just one match in opposition to Leopards‚ however he’s necessary for us as a result of he scores nearly each match.”
Sundowns will host Leopards additionally with out the injured pair of Kermit Erasmus and Lesedi Kapinga. However Mngqithi shouldn’t be worrying over the absentees as they face a Lidoda Duvha they edged 2-1 within the reverse fixture in Limpopo in January.
“We belief within the staff that we have now‚ although for the following match we have now additionally misplaced each Kermit Erasmus and Shalulile‚ who’ve all the time been sharing that attacking house,” Mngqithi mentioned.
“Luckily Mauricio Affonso and Sibusiso Vilakazi are coming again‚ and there may be additionally Keletso Makgalwa who was additionally within the staff in opposition to TP Mazembe. We’re assured that we have now gamers who may help the staff to attain and thankfully we’re not solely reliant on strikers to attain objectives at Sundowns.
“We have now had loads of objectives coming from Mshishi [Themba Zwane] and Lebohang Maboe‚ and the defenders have additionally chipped in with objectives. So‚ we’re hopeful that we’ll survive however I don’t assume Shalulile was purported to be suspended.”
At present 4 factors clear on the high, Sundowns can be seeking to lengthen their lead by claiming most factors in opposition to Leopards.