A piece of news that is sure to send shockwaves in the South African football fraternity, Royal AM President Shauwn Mkhize, has ‘signed’ Orlando Pirates to fan Mamajoy Chauke in one of the most controversial football deals in South Africa.
Mamajoy Chauke has missed only one home game for Orlando Pirates in 20 years for her family grief in 2012. She is leaving her favourite club for good.
Can a fan be signed? A case of Shauwn Mkhize and Mamajoy
Football fans on social media believe Mamajoy was lured to Royal AM by the multimillionaire businesswoman’s irresistible offer.
Fans rarely change teams as their affiliation to a football team is not based on financial gain but loyalty. It is the first time that a fan has been signed in South Africa. Only time will tell if Mama Joy will remain a Royal AM fan.
Shauwn Mkhize announced the development on Instagram.
As we kickstart 16 days of activism against GBV, please help me welcome someone I regard as a sister, a fighter, a powerhouse,@royalam_fc new #1 supporter Mamajoy Chauke. You’ve been cheering for us all the way, thank you and welcome to the Royal AM family. Today, the boys have gained another mother. We are excited to have you, and we look forward to this new journey with you!!! Big up to imbokodo, WOMANDLA.
The top fan appeared on Newzroom Afrika to hype MamMkhize.
‘Shawn, MamMkhize, you wanted to be in the PSL; here you are. You are a goal-getter. Royal AM, welcome to the Premier Soccer League.
‘I’m here to tell you that I’m leaving Orlando Pirates; as hard as it is, I’m going to Royal AM. Mamajoy says she decided to join Royal Am because of MamMkhize. She says it was hard for her to see Mkhize failing to qualify from the GladAfrica Championship despite ending the season on top of the league,’ She said
Mamajoy says the love for football has united the two ladies. Mamajaoy was happy that her role model managed to buy the Premier League Status of Bloemfontein Celtic.
‘I’m not joining Royal AM because MamMkhize called me, but it is because of my heart,’ she claimed
Watch the video below, As Mamajoy Chauke Dumps Orlando Pirates for Royal AM.