Royal AM tight-lipped on Mpisane playing in PSL


DStv Premiership new boys Royal AM remain tight-lipped on whether chairman Andile Mpisane is registered as a member of the playing squad.

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Mpisane, who featured as a player in last season's GladAfrica Championship, is also the youngest chairman in South African football at 19 years old.

The KwaZulu-Natal based outfit played their first-ever top-flight fixture in a 1-0 defeat to Swallows FC on Sunday after purchasing the status of Bloemfontein Celtic for a reported R50 million.

It is now still unclear whether we will be seeing the first dual chairman and player in the DStv Premiership.

"Andile was sitting in the stands against Swallows as a club chairman," club manager Richard Makhoba tells

"As to the other stuff, I'm only going to comment on Andile being the chairman of the club."

Pressed further on whether Mpisane has been registered as a player this season, Makhoba remained non-committal in his answer.

"That one I think we will respond to in your next interview.

"But you saw him happy in the stands, and you saw the board, the management happy in the stands, we happy.

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"Finally, we are where we belong. It's like when people are telling you you've completed your masters and PhD. That's the feeling we have, a feeling of having graduated into the elite class."

John Maduka's side next host Cape Town City in a league encounter at Chatsworth Stadium, On Wednesday

Kick-off is at 17h00.

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