TL;DR news on Royal AM at April 22, 2023
A court saga followed in which Royal, complete with flashy advocate Dali Mpofu, lost numerous efforts to have the arbitration award overturned. Bizarrely, Royal even lodged an application asking for PSL acting chief executive Mato Madlala and the league to be held in contempt of court, but it was dismissed by the high court in Johannesburg. But Royal had been found guilty on all charges and had a disciplinary committee outcome pending over the matches they boycotted. The Royal AM saga seems sure to go down as such an instance. Former senior team coach Sazi Ngubane, who guided Royal AM in the GladAfrica Championship last season, is now in charge of the reserve team in the DStv Diski Challenge. Royal AM owner Shauwn Mkhize celebrates victory after her charges humiliated Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium on September 18, 2021 in Johannesburg. Mfundo Thikazi scored the fourth goal for Royal. The league defeats by Sundowns and Royal AM suggest this much. Central midfielder Phathutshedzo Nange suffered an injury and was taken off in the game against Royal. Following their humiliating loss to Royal last week, Amakhosi will now take on Marumo Gallants at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday. The young man, who is nicknamed Mshishi, stressed that they need to ensure that they send out a message after being embarrassed by Royal AM. It comes as no surprise that Royal AM have adopted the brand of their matriarch and president, Shauwn Mkhize, and her son Andile Mpisane, whom the club is named after.