Chairman Andile Mpisane part of Royal AM squad, says head coach John Maduka

Royal AM head coach John Maduka has explained that club chairman Andile Mpisane is a part of his playing squad.

Mpisane has previously turned out for the DStv Premiership’s reserve side while he was on the bench against Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend.

Royal AM are currently serving a FIFA ban which means they are unable to sign players and have had to find creative ways to fill their team.

While a number of youth players have been drafted into the first side, Maduka has also incorporated Mpisane.

Following the goalless draw with Amakhosi, Maduka said on SuperSport: “He works, he finishes the training sessions.

“Obviously whenever we do conditioning sessions, he’s not a player that pulls out. He might look the way he looks but whenever we do training sessions he does finish them.

“The conditioning part is very tough but he does manage to finish.

“Last time we used him in a friendly against AmaZulu, he played over 70/75 minutes, where he never looked flat or tired.

“He is still part of the team.”