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Is Andile Mpisane’s performance for Royal AM Reserves the worst game by a 'footballer' ever?

12:03 PM EST 2/4/23
Andile Mpisane of Royal AM
The Royal AM Reserves vs AmaZulu Reserves highlight tape is a hard watch for Andile Mpisane.

  • Mpisane captained Royal AM reserves
  • The 21-year-old musician is Royal AM’s chairman
  • He was criticised for a disastrous showing

WHAT HAPPENED? Musician and Royal AM chairman Andile Mpisane was selected as captain by his side’s reserve team for their DStv Diski Challenge match against AmaZulu reserves on Saturday.

He was subbed after the hour mark following a disastrous cameo, in which Mpisane appeared out of shape, far from match fitness, and nowhere near the standard required from a professional footballer.

ALL EYES ON: This footage only gives a brief glimpse into the celebrity singer’s disastrous showing for Royal AM, as he made minimal touches, at times attempted to avoid taking possession, and made a mockery of the competition.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Mpisane’s humiliating afternoon won’t go down well with the musician himself and Royal AM’s fans, it’s brought great amusement to observers who have taken some joy in ridiculing the club owner for his performance.

However, playing for Royal AM means he took playing minutes from one of the club’s youngsters, while at the same time risking making a mockery of the Diski Challenge, which could be a valuable opportunity for talented prospects to test themselves in competitive action.

DON’T MISS: Check out the best of the reaction from South African supporters to Andile Mpisane’s performance for Royal AM reserves here, as Mzansi football fans weren’t slow to deliver their verdict on the out-of-breath and out-of-shape chairman’s attempts to prove that he could participate in the beautiful game at a professional level.

Don’t expect to see him in the PSL any time soon.