Peter Shalulile laughs at this tag, but in a way he embodies this awkwardness.
The Lions of the North striker always looks like he is playing with shorts that are a size too big. He rolls them up and troubles teams with his unorthodox approach. He looks like he is straining himself when he opens his bag of tricks but when a good move comes through, he does it effortlessly even though it’s not aesthetically pleasing.
That’s Highlands in a nutshell. They are not aesthetically pleasing but they do a lot of good, so much so that they finished in the top eight in their first season back in the PSL and are now in the MTN8 semi-finals - taking on Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium in the first leg today (3pm kick-off).
“People always say (that we are an awkward team),” Shalulile says. “We stick to our game plan, stick to what we’re good at. We don’t care what people say about us. It’s always hard to play against Highlands Park because we are the fittest team.