Sirino’s goal 50th for Sundowns from South America!

February 18, 2021

50 – Gaston Sirino’s goal v Baroka was the 50th league goal scored in the PSL for @Masandawana by a player from South America – Venezuela (16), Uruguay (13), Brazil (11) and Colombia (10).

None from Argentina yet, but Messi is a free agent soon, so anything is possible.

The Uruguay international opened the scoring for Sundowns in their 2-0 victory on Wednesday afternoon, before another international Peter Shalulile secured the win with a tap in soon after.

Was the opposing keeper was also an international player? Check.

2 – Shalulile is the second Namibian to score for Sundowns in the league, following Mogale Naruseb who scored for the club in 2002.

However, the new signing has already scored seven times in 15 league games for Sundowns, and will probably net more in the coming games. Not that he needs to: he has already scored more league goals for Sundowns than Colins Mbesuma (4). That’s something to boast about, right?

Plus, Mbesuma also appeared in more games (16). Still unimpressed?

1 & 2 – Shalulile needs just one more goal for Namibia (8) to equal The Netherlands (9) for Sundowns league goals, and two to equal Colombia (10).

Earlier this season, Brian Onyango’s goal became the first goal for Sundowns by a Kenyan international. That leaves the East Africans tie on one Sundowns goal with six other countries: DR Congo, Senegal, New Zealand, Guinea Bissau & Botswana.

Can you name the players that scored those solo goals? Quiz.