This was the confirmation from Royal AM President Shawn “MaMkhize” Mkhize to SABC Sport yesterday that she’s approached her TS Galaxy counterpart Tim Sukazi to help her with the protracted legal battle with Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic.
At stake is the R12 million that the KwaZulu-Natal side have been ordered by FIFA to pay after they were found to have breached a contractual agreement between the two parties.
The stylish club boss is hoping that this latest move will bring an end to this impasse.
"I think every team wants to do something in January. We started with this team, we must make it work. We'd like to do something in January, we hoping this matter will be resolved before the window closes but if it doesn't it's okay. We'll look into January, we are working on the matter," Mkhize said.
"I was speaking to the chairlady of TS Galaxy when I was sitting there. I'm saying 'Let's do this'. I love what they are doing. Look at their brand. We even talked by the way about Nurkovic. We said 'Let's see how we can solve this thing, for the spirits of the soccer' because at the end of the day whatever happens it must be in the spirit of the soccer. We fight for 90 minutes, after that we are friends."
Speaking to SABC Sport after the Hollywoodbets Super League matches in KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga yesterday where the ladies' teams of the Rockets and Thwihli Thwahla were both in action, Sukazi also an attorney by profession, revealed that MaMkhize has approached him and says he’s willing to play his part in mediating this matter.
"President Shawn Mkhize spoke to me and she kindly requested for my intervention. So, why not? To be honest. I don't want our clubs to destressed. I want them to be able to carry on with the business of the day," Sukazi said.
"So, a solid Royal AM is a benefit to South African football. A distracted Royal AM it affects obviously our football landscape. Why? Because it's a young and very vibrant club. They are also a club that moves with the times. They just come with different things to the game. When they do certain things, they become the most talked about club.
They create a lot of dialogs so we never had a club of this kind. So, when we have them in the league it's also of great benefit so I'll try and assist with the Nurkovic impasse and hopefully, I'll get it right."