In Pictures: Mama Joy Chauke in Royal AM colours

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Former Orlando Pirates super fan Mama Joy Chauke surprised everyone when she left the Soweto giants to join new boys Royal AM, and here’s a look at what her first couple of days has been like. 

Royal AM strengthened their position in the top half of the DStv Premiership table with a slender 1-0 victory over Western Cape side Stellenbosch FC on Sunday. However, one of the biggest headlines to come out of the KwaZulu-Natal side this week is their new addition, Mama Joy. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Mama Joy’s wearing her new colours since her blockbuster exit from Orlando Pirates. 

While many could have assumed that she would be a life-long Pirates supporter, things went in a rather interesting direction as she changed allegiance to join Shauwn Mkhize’s side. 

Known for her relentless passion for football, Mama Joy wasted no time donning her new colours, as she appeared in royal black and gold. 

It also seems that she got a chance to travel with her side, although we cannot confirm her attendance for AM’s game due to the COVID-19 regulations, which do not allow for fans to be present at South African topflight games. 

With the prospect of fans returning to the stadiums in the future, one can look forward to seeing Mama Joy’s undying passion from the stands.  

Your thoughts, please? 

How much of a surprise was it to see Orlando Pirates’ thought-to-be life-long fan leaving the club for a fellow DStv Premiership side?