Royal AM, owned by South African businesswoman Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize, and currently in seventh place in the DStv Premiership standings with 26 points after 17 matches thanks to seven wins, five draws and five defeats have signed Bandile Dlamini from SAB League outfit Umlazi Trouble Tigers.
According to a report by FARPost, a statement from Tigers reads: “Bandile ‘Kenene’ Dlamini is officially a ROYAL AM player. We are proud of you boy and the rest of Trouble Tigers players.”
Last season, the SAB League produced a number of notable DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship players over the years, including Njabulo Ngcobo, Notha Ngcobo, Siyanda Msani, Sanele Gaxa, Nhlakanipho Ntuli, Nkosingiphile Mtambo, Sifundo Jaca and Monwabisi Mwandla.
The Tigers made a name for themselves in 2021 when they reached the semi-finals of the Engen Champ of Champs but lost to the tournament.
Royal AM will play against Sekhukhune United on Tuesday, 15 February at 17:00.
In other Royal AM news, it was reported to have sold Victor Letsoalo to Kaizer Chiefs. But the team has since released a statement stating that is untrue.
“Royal AM wishes to distance itself from all media statements both print and electronic about the imminent sale of Victor Letsoalo to Kaizer Chiefs,” the wrote.
“As a team we think that people out there are trying to course instability in our team and cause confusion. We want to set the record straight and state categorically that we have not been in discussions with anyone concerning our player besides what we hear on media. We are also not interested to sell the boy as he is an important part of our participation and progress in the league.”
Royal AM confirmed that Victor is contracted to them until 2023.
“We wish to request all people to refrain from this malicious statements which are damaging to the image of our team and brand Royal AM. We all have to act responsible and stop punting for the release of the player from our team. We are a professional team and we are just asking to be treated as such. There is no deal nor any discussions with anyone. I hope this matter is now laid to rest and we would appreciate everyone to allow our team to continue with our successful journey in the PSL. More so considering where we come from and what we went through .We respect people’s opinions and wishes which people are entitled to but we also believe that our position should be respected that there is a NOT FOR SALE board at the moment. I THANK YOU.”