VIDEO: Royal AM Chairman Andile Mpisane Plays as Captain Against Amazulu
- Andile Mpisane is determined, one way or another, to finally make his Premier Soccer League debut
- The chairman of Royal AM made an appearance for the club's DStv Diski Challenge outfit against AmaZulu on Saturday
- Selected as the captain, it was a bland and unremarkable performance from Mpisane, which won't help his senior team cause
Andile Mpisane will not be playing for Royal AM's senior team anytime soon.
This is if the club's chairman's performance earlier today is anything to go by. He was selected as the DStv Diski Challenge team's captain in a KwaZulu-Natal derby match against AmaZulu.
The club's senior team coach Khabo Zondo was on hand to watch him play. Zondo has benched Mpisane all season, not entirely convinced about his ability yet at the highest level. It did not help that the chairman was eventually substituted on the hour mark in a match that would end in a 1-1 draw.
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Mpisane and Zondo were later seen in an animated discussion after match had ended.
Mpisane shows off new Puma kicks
Off the field of play, Andile Mpisane can never be faulted for his sense of style.
Now, as the Royal AM chairman tries to force his way into coach Khabo Zondo's plans, he intends to do looking good. Mpisane posted to Instagram about a fresh pair of boots that were given to him by sports apparel company, Puma.
Earlier this season, he made an infamous cameo appearance off the bench for Thwihli Thwahla as they defeated Kaizer Chiefs in the Macufe Cup, his only game thus far this campaign.
Mpisane fires back at haters
Andile Mpisane couldn't be bothered by what the football public thinks of him.
Royal AM's chairman - and son of the club's owner Shauwn Mkhize - made what is now an infamous appearance for Thwihli Thwahla as a substitute in the Macufe Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs last September. The match took place at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, which Royal won 4-2 on penalties after it ended in a 1-1 draw.
IOL reported that the football public's response to this remarkable moment in the match was largely negative, with 'nepotism' the centre of the derision and laughter that came Mpisane's way. He even stepped up to receive the trophy during the post-match presentation, which did not help matters.