Your guess is as good as ours of what it is that the Royal AM owner Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize says she’s going to be announcing on Friday. She says it was a long week for her as she juggled different projects including massive announcements that were announced at Royal AM last week.
“Happy Thursday,” she wrote on her Instagram yesterday. “It’s been a busy week of juggling projects on the go, media interviews and of course signing deals but I’m looking to making a major announcement tomorrow!! Watch this space,” MaMkhize added.
WHAT COULD IT BE?
Good question. You’ll recall that following his departure from Orlando Pirates, Happy Jele had been already heavily linked to Thwihli Thwahla. Also the former AmaZulu attacking midfielder Luvuyo’s name is said to be on the wish list of MaMkhize’s club.
ROYAL AM BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS LAST WEEK
Royal AM last week announced the appointment of Daniel “Dan Dance” Malesela as a new club’s co-head coach. The former Marumo Gallants mentor was previously linked with a head coach role at Golden Arrows but Abafana Bes’thende eventually went for the co-head coaching of Mabhuti Khenyeza and Vusi Vilakazi.
The chairlady of Thwihli Thwahla Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize said she changed her mind about having one coach after adding Malesela and Abram Nteo.
“I’ve changed the structure where we’re not having one coach, we’re having co-coaches. Their former assistant from GladAfrica is co-coach,” Mkhize confirmed at their official press conference on Friday morning.
“We’ll be having three co-coaches. I’ve changed the structure where we’re not having one coach, we’re having Co-coaches. Their former assistant from GladAfrica is Co-coach.
“Rome was never built in one day, these three coaches going to bring different dimensions of football. They’ll agree to disagree to get results. When I interviewed all my coaches that came through, I was very clear. I do not change the style of play.
“We’ve got speed, we’ve got endurance. When you go forward you close your eyes. I want to create an identity, which means I don’t want to change our style.”
The club also announced the signings of Lesvin Stoffels, Shane Roberts and Philani Cele. Thwihli Thwahla are still rumoured as the next home for free agents Luvuyo Memela and Happy Jele.
“We brought back Cele cause we believe in stability and continuity because we’re a club that believes in the heart. That’s we brought back Philani. He was fighting for the club and gave us his heart,” owner Shawn Mkhize said on Friday. “We’ve brought back Stoffels and last we have Shane Roberts. He’s gonna be the future of the club.”
WOMEN’S TEAM AND NEW SPONSOR
MaMkhize went on to reveal that they’d be launching Royal AM Ladies team that would be sponsored by World Sports Betting. “Worlds Sports Betting is going to play a crucial role in Royal AM. When the flood came I responded on my own,” she confirmed at the official press conference.
“WSB are going to partner us with CSI, and support the women’s team. But they won’t be involved in the A team.”