Shalulile, who is the top scorer in the PSL, scored his third goal in as many matches during the Nations Cup qualifying campaign, putting him two goals behind the joint-top scorers, Victor Osimhen and Sadio Mane. The Brave Warriors dominated the game, with Shalulile opening the scoring in the 55th minute, scoring his second goal in four days against the Indomitable Lions. Cameroon equalized in their previous match on Friday, but this time Namibia found another gear, and Absalom Iimbondi added a second goal for the Warriors with 11 minutes to play in Johannesburg. Vincent Aboubakar scored a goal for Cameroon in stoppage time, but it was not enough for the 2017 African champions.
Namibia’s victory over Cameroon was a historic moment for the team, and Shalulile was instrumental in securing the win. His recent form has been nothing short of exceptional, with his latest strike taking his tally to 11 goals, topping the PSL scoring charts. The Sundowns’ forward’s remarkable performances have been one of the driving forces behind their relentless march towards what looks to be an inevitable title.
Namibia’s victory secures their place at next year’s AFCON tournament, taking them to five points after three matches. The team cannot be caught by both Cameroon and Burundi, with disqualified Kenya out of the running. Namibia will pip Cameroon to the post in the event that Burundi beat them and draw with Cameroon, thanks to their superior head-to-head record against the Lions.
This victory marks Namibia’s fourth-ever qualification for the continental showpiece. In 2019, the team was eliminated in the group stage when they were defeated in all three of their group stage games. The next round of qualifiers takes place in June, where Cameroon will have to watch on anxiously as Burundi host Namibia.
Shalulile’s performance in the AFCON qualifier against Cameroon is a testament to his incredible talent and potential, and it is clear that he has taken his form in the PSL to the international stage. As Namibia celebrates their historic win, fans and analysts alike will be looking forward to seeing more of Shalulile’s brilliance in the future.