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- Shauwn Mkhize says she and her soccer team, Royal AM, will not be disheartened by the alleged mistreatment they endured in the DRC.
- Mkhize and her soccer team were in the central African country for the CAF Confederations Cup first-leg play-offs.
- Instead, after enduring the mistreatment, she and her family jetted to Dubai for “lunch”.
Flamboyant multimillionaire businesswoman, soccer boss and TV personality Shauwn Mkhize and her family jetted off to Dubai after they and their soccer team, Royal AM, were allegedly mistreated when in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a match last week.
Her team was in the DRC to play against TP Mazambe in the CAF (Confederation of African Football) Confederations Cup first-leg play-offs. Royal AM lost 2-0 to the locals.
“Family vac,” she wrote in the caption to a video of her and her family leaving her mansion. “I was mistreated in Congo, and then my family said, how about lunch in Dubai???? The rest is history.”
Per a report by City Press, Mkhize said their experience at the Stade TP Mazembe “was like a movie”.
“There was no way we could have won that game after what we went through on and off the field.”
Meanwhile, Royal AM’s general manager Richard Makhoba told the publication that their security, kit and medical personnel were also ill-treated.
In the caption to another video of their time in the DRC city of Lubumbashi, Mkhize said they were learning a “great deal” about the football culture in other countries.
“As a young team, who have made their debut in CAF this year, we truly are learning a great deal about the football culture in other African countries. I, for one, am learning how antagonist a patriarchal society can be,” she wrote.
“As surprising and shocking as the experience was in Lubumbashi, it can only make us stronger, and we couldn’t be more motivated as a team to work even harder in achieving our goals.”
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