Mam'Mkhize to wield Royal AM axe as club turmoil continues

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Shauwn Mkhize during the DStv Premiership match between Royal AM and AmaZulu FC.
Shauwn Mkhize during the DStv Premiership match between Royal AM and AmaZulu FC.
Darren Stewart

Midfielder Moffat Mdluli is set to become the latest player to depart Royal AM as Shauwn Mkhize continues to wield the axe in a hint at behind-the-scenes turmoil at the club.

Mdluli is set to become the second player to leave Royal AM after striker Samir Nurkovic is rumoured to have been deemed surplus to requirements following long-term injury issues.

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The former SuperSport United midfielder is believed to have already been notified of the club's decision to terminate his contract.

"Richard Makhoba is a big problem at the club," a source within the club tells KickOff.

"A number of players are set to leave.

"After Nurkovic, Moffat Mdluli has been told to pack his bags. He has been told his services are no longer needed at the club.

This is the latest incident in a chaotic start to the season for the ambitious DStv Premiership side that puts a spotlight on the decision-making of the club hierarchy.

In recent weeks, co-coach Dan Malisela has departed the club with fellow coach Khabo Zondo having to dismiss rumours of his own exit.

Club chairman Andile Mpisane has bizarrely been included in the playing squad while clearly being overweight while question marks hang over his playing credentials.

The Durban-based side has continued to grab the headlines for the wrong reasons as it languishes in 7th position in the standings after making big-money transfers.

Royal AM general manager Richard Makhoba has refused to comment on the claims.

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