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21 May 2022
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High-flying Royal AM poised for second spot as they host Sundowns

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The high-flying Royal AM will once again have the second spot in sight as they host Mamelodi Sundowns at the Chatsworth Stadium in the DStv Premiership on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3 pm.

The high-flying Royal AM will once again have the second spot in sight as they host Mamelodi Sundowns at the Chatsworth Stadium in the DStv Premiership on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3 pm.

Royal AM dropped two vital points in their most recent league game, following their 2-2 draw against Lamontville Golden Arrows. The result meant that they are now winless in their last five games — picking up three stalemates and two losses along the way.

However, their quest for second spot remains in their own hands. With a superior goal difference to that of Cape Town City, Royal AM will secure the runners-up position should they win their remaining league games.

Coach John Maduka’s charges face Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at home in their final league matches of the campaign.

With the champions in sight, Maduka reiterated the need to cut out mistakes, given the quality Sundowns have at their disposal.

Maduka said: 

“It is very important to play to the best of our abilities because you are playing against a team that is tactically very good, hardworking players, good coaches as well.”

Speaking ahead of the tie, coach Manqoa Mngqithi mentioned that beating Royal AM in the Nedbank Cup semi-final provides even more motivation for his team.