eThekwini sponsorship of Royal AM ‘a vanity project’

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Shauwn ‘MamKhize’ Mkhize, owner of the Durban based Royal AM football club which will be receiving a R15 million sponsorship from the eThekwini Municipality over three years.
Shauwn ‘MamKhize’ Mkhize, owner of the Durban based Royal AM football club which will be receiving a R15 million sponsorship from the eThekwini Municipality over three years.

Opposition party members have criticised eThekwini Municipality’s decision to sponsor Shauwn Mkhize’s Royal AM football club with over R15 million.

However, City officials defended the sponsorship, saying this was in line with the municipality’s “principle” of funding all Durban-based sports teams to promote the city.

Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs Golden Arrows FC and AmaZulu FC receive R5,2 million and R3,7 million, respectively, a year from the city.

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