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Royal AM confirm Khabo Zondo as Maduka's successor and unveil four new players including Nurkovic

02 July 2022 - 09:28
Royal AM new players Ruzaigh Gamildien, Khethukuthula Ndlovu, Samir Nurkovic and Andre de Jong
Royal AM new signings Royal AM new players Ruzaigh Gamildien, Khethukuthula Ndlovu, Samir Nurkovic and Andre de Jong
Image: Pic: Royal AM Twitter

Royal AM have confirmed the appointment of Khabo Zondo as their head coach after the departure of John Maduka at the end of last season.

Zondo is not new to Royal as he coached them in the National First Division between November 2015 and April 2016 while they were still known as Royal Eagles.

Royal CEO Sinky Mnisi comes a long way with Zondo as they worked together at the now defunct Tembisa Classic which once campaigned in the top flight of SA football.

Lamontville Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic and Bay United are the other professional clubs that have been coached by the 60-year-old Zondo in the Premier Soccer League.

Royal AM new coach Khabo Zondo
Royal AM new coach Royal AM new coach Khabo Zondo
Image: Royal AM Twitter

Royal also announced their new players and they include former Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurković and Ruzaigh Gamildien and Khethukuthula Ndlovu, who were both with Swallows FC last season.

Andre de Jong, a striker from New Zealand who was with AmaZulu last season, completes the new players that were announced by Royal on Friday.

Maduka joined Maritzburg United early in June after helping Royal finish third in what was their first season in the DStv Premiership.

Zondo will guide the Durban team in three local competitions and Caf Confederation Cup this season. Royal qualified for the Confed Cup by finishing third in the league last season.

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