Jul 27, 2021

MaMkhize’s Royal AM Will Not Participate In The Playoffs

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Sekhukhune finished top of the first division after being awarded three points, condemning Royal to second place.

FILE PHOTO: Royal AM FC players celebrate their win during the GladAfrica Championship 2020/21 game between Royal AM and Cape Town All Stars at Chatsworth Stadium on 23 May 2021. PICTURE: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

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DURBAN: The Durban-based side, Royal AM confirmed that they won’t be participating in their playoff match against Chippa United.

Royal AM owner and reality star television, Shawn Mkhize is popularly known as MamMkhize took to Instagram on Monday confirming that she and the team won’t be partaking in the upcoming Tuesday feature against Chippa United which is set for Tuesday at Chatsworth Stadium (3pm).

Royal’s saw their application to interdict the playoffs dismissed by the Johannesburg High Court at the weekend, paving way for Chippa and Richards Bay to open the round-robin with a match in Gqeberha on Saturday.

Chippa won 2-1 against Bay, and were set to face Royal on Tuesday but the KZN side insists they won’t be playing, citing the pending petition to the Supreme Court.

On her Instagram page, the flamboyant owner said the continued playoffs are a “[v]iolation of [her] rights”.

“I know a lot of you are wondering about what gonna happen with the recent developments – here is where we stand: Myself and the entire @Royalam_fc team are law abiding citizens and we choose to be patient and wait for the proceedings of the court to unfold,” she said.

“That being said, we will NOT be participating in tomorrow’s playoffs as that would be going against Judge Nyathi’s ruling!,” she concluded.

On Friday night, Gauteng High Court deputy judge president Roland Sutherland dismissed Royal AM’s application to have his initial order, which he gave last week on Saturday, reviewed in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Immediately after that, the law firm representing Royal AM, Mabuza Attorneys, issued a notification letter to the PSL, indicating they will now appeal against Sutherland’s order via section 17 (2) (b) of the Superior Courts Act and they have now appealed.

Royal contend that they, and not Sekhukhune United, should have gained automatic promotion into the DStv Premiership.

Sekhukhune finished top of the first division after being awarded three points, condemning Royal to second place.

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