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This is what it took for MaMkhize’s Royal AM to bend the ball ...

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This is what it took for MaMkhize’s Royal AM to bend the ball their way

Merging two teams in two days was no easy task, but it’s paid off and they are on the road to glory

Sithembiso Dindi

The unexpected success of Durban-based football club Royal AM is testament to the phrase “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”.

The team, owned by flamboyant businesswoman and socialite Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize, had a chaotic start to life in the DStv Premiership, in contrast to, but in some ways in keeping with, the grand entrances for which Mkhize is known.

Royal were on the verge of promotion as champions of the 2020-21 second-tier GladAfrica Championship before an arbitration decision awarded points to Sekhukhune United ahead of the final round, denying the Durban team the title...

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