Royal Eagles fly down to ABC Motsepe League

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Royal Eagles players. Picture: BackpagePix
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The club have had their wings clipped in the bio-bubble as the team has been relegated to the ABC Motsepe League.

The KwaZulu-Natal club was condemned to the amateur league after Jomo Cosmos pulled off a 2-1 surprise win over Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon.

Eagles cannot finish higher than 15th despite having three games in hand. The team currently has 19 points and the most they can accumulate is 28.

In the second division, the two bottom teams are automatically relegated. It remains to be seen which other team will be relegated.

TS Sporting are now 15th on the table with 28 points, while Cosmos are a point ahead with 29.

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In 13th place, Mbombela United also have 29 points.

The embattled Eagles are a shell of the team that finished runners-up in the second division last season. They competed in the promotion play-offs which were clinched by Maritzburg United.

This season the team have only managed four wins, seven draws and a massive 16 losses.

Earlier this month, Eagles were nearly disqualified from competing in the PSL bio-bubble after failing to comply with Covid-19 protocols.

Things have gone downhill since the split of the wealthy Mpisane family last year.

The club was co-owned by former Durban power-couple Sbu and Shauwn Mpisane. Sbu won the ownership of the club after their messy divorce.

The game against Uthongathi on Sunday afternoon will be a battle for pride, with the chop having already swung for the once mighty Eagles.


Gomolemo Motshwane  

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