Former Orlando Pirates, now Royal AM primary supporter Joy “Mama-Joy” Chauke says the Nedbank Cup is theirs to carry and they don’t seem to be frightened of Mamelodi Sundowns.
The KwaZulu-Natal outfit was paired towards Sundowns within the final 4 of the Ke Yona Cup, Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila host neighbours Marumo Gallants within the different semi-final.
Sundowns reached the final 4 after thrashing ABC Motsepe League aspect Summerfield Dynamos 5-0, whereas Royal AM edged University of Pretoria 3-2.
“We are not scared of Sundowns, we are ready for them. Just because they beat Arrows 6-0 doesn’t mean it will happen to us as well. I have been receiving a lot of calls from people telling me that our journey in the Nedbank Cup is over,” stated Mama-Joy.
“What I want to say is that Royal AM is a big team, we are ambitious and we want to win the Nedbank Cup. Sundowns or any other team won’t stop us from achieving our goal. We know what we want as fans and the players also know what they want. We are underdogs going into this game, so, there is really no pressure for us, we know that people think that Sundowns will just walk past us, but, it won’t be like that. We are going to beat them. We are not going to be scared, we know that they are a good side and they have quality players, but we also have quality in our team. That is why we are number two in the league, it’s not by chance.”
Royal AM have been spectacular this season, with the membership at the moment occupying second spot on the league desk having collected 43 factors in 24 video games.
The dates and venues for the semi-finals of the Ke Yona Cup will probably be introduced in the end.