Mama Joy Pirates to Royal AM MaMkhize

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 26, Lucas Radebe and Joy Chauke during the Carling Black Label Cup team reveal at Naturena on July 26, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

WATCH | Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy has wasted no time displaying her pride for new club Royal AM

Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy has wasted no time in displaying her pride for new club Royal AM.

Mama Joy Pirates to Royal AM MaMkhize

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 26, Lucas Radebe and Joy Chauke during the Carling Black Label Cup team reveal at Naturena on July 26, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy has wasted no time in displaying her pride for new club Royal AM.

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Mama Joy announced on Friday that she is no longer a Pirates supporter and had jumped ship to DStv Premiership rivals Royal AM. 

MAMA JOY STARTED SUPPORTING PIRATES IN HER TEENS

Mama Joy, who’s real name is Joy Chauke, had been supporting Pirates for 30 years before announcing that she was now ending her affiliation and affinity with the club. She then quickly confirmed that she will now be a supporter of new DStv Premiership outfit Royal AM. 

CONFIRMED THE SWITCH ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

“South Africans, I’m here today to tell you that I’m leaving Orlando Pirates, hard as it is, I’m going to Royal AM. “From today, no Buccaneers but her majesty, I’m royal.” she told Newzroom Afrika.

Mama Joy GIVES REASONS FOR THE SWITCH

“I decided to join Royal AM for me to support MaMkhize, you know MaMkhize? You remember last time she was in GladAfrica and she wanted to come to PSL, in the last minute  they say no Sekhukhune has qualified and you’re going to play in the playoffs. It was like hard for me as a woman to see another woman suffering because you can see how she is doing things.MaMkhize loves soccer, it pained me to see her being hurt that much. She managed to buy Bloemfontein Celtic’s status. “I was surprised to see a women so passionate and I realised how much she really wanted to be in the PSL and now, she is in the PSL.” Mama Joy concluded

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Now with such a move comes the obvious opportunity for other football supporters to give her a backlash, but Mama Joy has since delivered a stern message to football fans that may try that with her. 

HER STERN MESSAGE TO SUPPORTERS THAT MIGHT CRITICISE HER MOVE TO ROYAL AM

“Everybody is talking about Mama Joy. They will talk and they will be quiet, but oksalayo [the fact is] I am a Royal AM supporter, “They can talk, they can do what they want because when I took my decision they were not there. But if it’s a change it’s a change. There’s nothing you can do.Today I went to Bara Mall and came across a lot of supporters. Some were saying, ‘Hey Majestic’, some were saying, ‘Hey sell-out’ “It’s friendly. I’m a friendly person and I talk to everybody. It’s also football banter.”  Said Mama Joy to TimesLIVE

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Now a video has since emerged of Mama Joy in her Royal AM attire and speaking about the pride of badge. She also went on further to express how much she couldn’t wait to support the club physically at the stadium. Watch the full video below: