2022 Macufe Cup: MaMkhize and Royal AM Continues Dominance Over Kaizer Chiefs in Bloemfontein

2022 Macufe Cup: MaMkhize and Royal AM Continues Dominance Over Kaizer Chiefs in Bloemfontein

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Royal AM continued their inexplicable domination of Kaizer Chiefs earlier today
  • Thwihli Thwahla defeated the Amakhosi on penalties in the Macufe Cup at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein
  • Rudzaigh Gamildien's struck late for Royal AM, before Keagan Dolly equalised deep into injury time

Royal AM won the 2022 Macufe Cup after defeating Kaizer Chiefs 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Royal took the lead in the 87th minute via Rudzaigh Gamildien after beating Chiefs' offside trap, before slotting the ball past a stranded Bruce Bvuma.

All appeared lost for the Amakhosi, but for Keagan Dolly's outstanding free-kick gave Thwihli Thwahla's goalkeeper Xolani Ngcobo absolutely no chance in the 97th minute.

After Thabo Mokoena missed his penalty, Phila Mzila stepped up to seal the deal for MaMkhize's charges.

Kaizer Chiefs XI: Petersen, Frosler, Ngezana, Mathoho, Dove, Alexander, Nange, Ngcobo, Mashiane, Dolly, Duba.

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Royal AM XI: Ngcobo, Sikhakhane, Mabuza, Lingwati, Roberts, Shezi, Ndlovu, Nyarko, Potsane, Dlamini, Nurkovic.

Bloemfontein Celtic's die hard supporters protest outside Macufe Cup venue before Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM

Die-hard Bloemfontein Celtic fans are protesting the Macufe Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM later today.

They flocked outside the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein where the match will take place. Royal AM is a touchy subject for these supporters, as its owner Shauwn Mkhize bought Celtics' Premier Soccer League status last year.

They vowed not to buy the match tickets, and would camp outside the venue of the fixture in its entirety.

One of the protestors reportedly said:

"We are not blaming MaMkhize, but the club brings back memories of our brand being moved to KZN. Maybe tournament organiser Ben Moseme should have brought another Free State team. Then we were gonna come and support it. Our heart is painful."

Another one said:

"Look, Ben is trying to please everyone, but he went the wrong way with Royal AM. We will not go to the stadium and sing for MaMkhize. Even our government is to blame here because they, too, lied to us. They made promises they couldn't keep. We would rather sit outside and sing."
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