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After 33 years of supporting Pirates, Mama Joy has jumped ships, see which team she supports now


All good things do come to an end, applies to many aspects of life. That’s what has happened to Orlando Pirates well-known supporter Joy “Mama Joy” Chauke as she had left the Soweto giants after 33 years. “I started supporting Pirates since 1989. But I started buying merchandise and attending games in 2001 when I moved to Gauteng,” said Mama Joy speaking to

As she has moved to Pirates DStv Premiership rivals. This has left a bitter taste on the Sea Robbers supporters as they couldn’t believe that she’s no longer associating herself with the club. Also, there was numerous questions from other fellow supporters as they want to know the reason behind such a drastic decision. Mama Joy has decided to explain the main reason for leaving the Buccaneers to join Royal AM after three decades following and supporting Pirates. This felt like a painful divorce in a marriage, as numerous people have been affected by it. 

Also, there’s certain fans that wants to follow her as they felt that the Soweto giants are not what they used to be back in the days. In Mama Joy’s case she just wanted to support Royal AM following how their owner Shauwn “Mamkhize” Mkhize’s altercation with the Premier Soccer League. “Remember Mamkhize desperately wanted to get into the PSL and ended up buying the status of Bloemfontein Celtic. That showed how serious she wanted to own a top-flight PSL status. I don’t want to lie it touched me. I said to myself if this mama wants something she goes for it and she gets it,” said Chauke speaking to about her departure from Mayfair.

Furthermore, Mama Joy stated that she has a lot of faith on Mamkhize as she will turn the Durban-based side to title contenders. Also, she stated that the wealthy businesswoman will get all the quality players needed by the technical team. Even if Royal AM doesn’t survive the PSL, then she will follow the club to the GladAfrica Championship. “I know Mamkhize she will be able to buy quality players to stay in the DStv Premiership. There’s no way Royal AM will get relegated. But even if she does I will go down with her, and come back with her again,” said Chauke speaking to

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Date: 26/11/2021

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