Royal AM have released a foreign striker after weeks of assessment according to ThisIsFootball.Africa inside source, Mr Scoops.
Head coach John Maduka has confirmed Cameroonian trialist Jacques Moukoko Bilal has unfortunately not convinced him and his technical team of his capabilities.
“He was not the kind of goal poacher we were looking for hence we let him go and we have already started searching again for the ideal striker we are looking for,” Maduka told ThisIsFootball.Africa
“When you look for a foreigner it is best to find someone with quality and ready to hit the ground running.”
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Thwihli Thwahla are fresh off a Nedbank Cup win which registered their third consecutive victory over KwaZulu-Natal rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows this season, to progress to the quarterfinals of the competition.
They beat Abafana Bes’thende unconvincingly by a 3-1 scoreline on Saturday but it seems like they want to beef up their forward division because Arrows dominated most of the game. Royal AM needed a penalty by former Mamedlodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento to take the lead.
Golden Arrows striker Knox Mutizwa eventually equalised to send the tie into extra time, but it was the former Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila winger Levy Mashiane that came up with a brace to send Royal AM into the next round.
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In the Last 32, Royal AM beat Cape Town City in a similar fashion by going deep into the game, sitting back and controlling the space. The only difference was that they went into extra time and needed goalkeeper Patrick Nyame’ to save two penalties when the game needed a penalty shoot-out to declare a winner.
Maduka’s men don’t have any time to celebrate their progress because they have to travel to league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday, 14 March at 19:30.