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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 08: Mama Joy Chauke, Orlando Pirates supporter at the “Return to Play: It’s in Your Hands” vaccination social mobilisation campaign at Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 08, 2021 in Durban, South Africa. The campaign is aimed at getting more people vaccinated so that the concerts, festivals, and sporting events can open and welcome audiences and spectators. (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy delivers firm message to football supporters after Royal AM switch!

Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy has delivered a firm message to local football fans following her switch to Royal AM.

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 08: Mama Joy Chauke, Orlando Pirates supporter at the “Return to Play: It’s in Your Hands” vaccination social mobilisation campaign at Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 08, 2021 in Durban, South Africa. The campaign is aimed at getting more people vaccinated so that the concerts, festivals, and sporting events can open and welcome audiences and spectators. (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

Former Orlando Pirates ‘super fan’ Mama Joy has delivered a firm message to local football fans following her switch to Royal AM

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Mama Joy confirmed her change of allegiance from Pirates to Royal AM on Friday, in news that shocked the local football fraternity.

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.

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Mama Joy then gave reasons as to why she saw it fit to leave the Pirates ship in order to join Royal AM. 

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

Pirates fans, what are your thoughts on Mama Joy leaving your club for Royal AM.