Doubts Over Royal AM Coach Khabo Zondo's Future Already Because of CEO Sinky Mnisi's Suspension

Doubts Over Royal AM Coach Khabo Zondo's Future Already Because of CEO Sinky Mnisi's Suspension

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Uncertainty has descended upon DStv Premiership upstarts Royal AM with the start of the 2022/23 season just weeks ago
  • The appointment of new coach Khabo Zondo has come into question following the suspension of Thwihli Thwahla's CEO Sinky Mnisi
  • It has been alleged that Mnisi had been taking decisions without the greenlight or knowledge of owner Shauwn Mkhize

The suspension of Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi is rumoured to have possible ramifications.

The appointment of Khabo Zondo as Thwihli Thwahla coach has been thrown into doubt because of the reasons Mnisi was suspended by the club.

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Royal AM Khabo Zondo's appointment is under a cloud because of Sinky Mnisi's suspension as the club's CEO.
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According to TimesLIVE, the club's hierarchy, including Shauwn "MaMkhize" Mkhize was reportedly displeased with Mnisi for allegedly acting without approval with his decisions. Apparently, Zondo's appointment was one of these.

Now, a source in the club supposedly said to The Citizen:

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“The coach was also hired without MaMkhize and her son (Andile Mpisane) knowing about it. They just came to find that John [Maduka] had left and Khabo was there. If Sinky is found to have erred in his actions and did not do things according to club procedures, then all his decisions will be null and void.
“That could mean that whatever contract he signed on behalf of the club is not valid. But we will wait and see because they are doing things quietly and don’t want a media fracas especially as they have a busy season ahead."

Maduka suddenly departed from the club in June without warning for Maritzburg United, something that caught MaMkhize offside while she was in the United States, cutting her trip short.

Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi remains silent over suspension by Thwihli Thwahla

Suspended Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi has decided to hold his tongue until further notice with regards to his suspension.

As reported by Sports Brief, he was put on ice just days after former coach John Maduka walked away from Thwihli Thwahla without notice following an excellent first season in the DStv Premiership, resurfacing at Maritzburg United.

A source within the club alleged that this was among other arbitrary but unsanctioned decisions taken by Mnisi which got landed him in hot water.

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