Royal AM Football Club
The team went on to do very well in the Glad-Africa Championship. In 2019, the Junior chairman and deputy president of Royal Eagles FC parted ways with the club and joined Real Kings FC. Realising their clubs talent and potential, the mother and son duo purchased Real Kings FC and renamed it Royal AM FC. Mr Andile Mpisane, assumed the position of Chairman and appointed Ms Shauwn Mkhize as President. They went on to plant the roots of this club in the sunny province of KwaZulu-Natal. The club is based in the green lands of Pietermaritzburg and has its home ground at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.
Royal AM FC participated in the (2020/2021) Glad-Africa Championship and finished in the number one spot on the table at the end of the season. However, the team did not receive automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership. The legal matter is currently with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) awaiting final judgement.
In August 2021, Royal AM went on to buy Bloemfontein Celtics which previously played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for more than 50 years. Bloemfontein Celtics was then renamed Royal AM FC which allowed the club the opportunity to play in the PSL (2021/22) for the first time since it was formed.
The existing status of the club in the Glad-Africa Championship Division was sold to Limpopo based club,Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C. The newly formed Royal AM FC also has a development team which plays in the SAB league that falls under the SAFA Durban Central Regional Office and an under 21 team that plays in the Multi Diski Challenge.
Royal AM FC's vision emanates from the Chairman Mr. Andile Mpisane, who from a young age, had a dream to one day own a football club that seeks to empower the youth by creating a platform that enables them to showcase their talents to the world.
This helped identify the clubs' core principles; Respect, Family, Sportsmanship and Unity. These principles are what birthed the club's motto "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL".
Royal AM FC's commitment to nurturing young talent is evident through the establishment of a development team in the SAB (South African Breweries) league and an under-21 team competing in the Multi Diski Challenge.
The SAB league is a provincial-level league in South Africa that serves as a stepping stone for young players looking to make their mark in professional football. By having a development team in the SAB league, Royal AM FC provides a platform for promising young players to gain valuable experience and exposure, while also honing their skills and abilities in a competitive environment. This allows the club to identify and nurture talent from within their local region and potentially promote them to higher levels of competition within the club.