John Maduka Expresses Concern Over Royal AM’s Potential Involvement in Promotion/Relegation Playoffs

John Maduka Expresses Concern Over Royal AM’s Potential Involvement in Promotion/Relegation Playoffs

As the end of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season approaches, Royal AM head coach John Maduka has voiced his apprehension about the prospect of his team participating in the promotional/relegation playoffs.

With four teams—Thwihli Thwahla, Richards Bay FC, AmaZulu FC, and Chippa United—still in contention for a playoffs spot, the situation remains tense.

Currently, Richards Bay occupies the 15th position with 27 points after 28 games, just two points adrift of Royal AM.

Following a recent defeat to champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Maduka acknowledged the daunting task of safeguarding the club’s top-flight status in the playoffs.

He expressed concern about relying on a squad that may not be accustomed to playing a congested schedule.

Challenges Ahead for Royal AM

Maduka highlighted the challenges posed by the prolonged season, emphasizing that the players may struggle with the demanding schedule if they advance to the playoffs.

Given their lack of experience in such high-pressure situations, navigating through the playoffs would undoubtedly be a formidable task for Royal AM.

However, Maduka emphasized that Royal AM still holds the reins of their destiny. Avoiding any slip-ups in their remaining two games is imperative for the team.

They are scheduled to face Chippa United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, 18 May, followed by a crucial away fixture against Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday, 25 May.

Maintaining a Positive Outlook

Despite the challenges, Maduka remains optimistic about Royal AM’s prospects.

He stressed the importance of staying positive and focused on securing favorable results in the upcoming matches.

Maduka emphasized the significance of taking matters into their own hands rather than relying on external factors.

Acknowledging the difficulty of the remaining fixtures, Maduka emphasized the necessity of claiming victory, especially in the home game against Chippa United.

He underscored the importance of self-reliance and determination in achieving their objectives, emphasizing that Royal AM cannot afford to wait for other teams to do them favors.

Taking Control of the Situation

With only a two-point difference separating them from Richards Bay, Royal AM understands the gravity of the situation. Maduka reiterated that the fate of the team lies squarely in their hands.

The players must rise to the occasion and deliver performances worthy of securing their position in the league.

In conclusion, while the prospect of participation in the promotion/relegation playoffs looms large, John Maduka and Royal AM remain steadfast in their determination to navigate through the challenges and secure their status in the Premier Soccer League.

With their destiny firmly within their control, the team is poised to tackle the remaining hurdles with resilience and determination.

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