Royal AM football club owner Dr Shawn Mkhize welcomed veteran Ricardo Nascimento from Mamelodi Sundowns in typical MaMkhize fashion. After investing millions in purchasing Bloemfontein Celtic and renaming it to Royal AM FC in 2021, Mamkhize’s commitment to take the club to the summit of the Premier Soccer League continues.
Mamkhize stylishly Welcomes Nascimento to Royal AM FC
It surprised Royal AM FC as Mamkhize announced a prolific defender Nascimento from Mamelodi Sundowns. Dancing and smiling, Mamkhize welcomed Nascimento in a typical stylish Mamkhize way. “Ricardo will arrive at Pietermaritzburg at the Royal Ranch this weekend, where he will be inducted into the team culture and commence training ahead of his first match with us”, posted Mamkhize on Instagram, announcing the good news to Royal AM FC fans.
Veteran Brazilian Ricardo Nascimento signs for Mamkhize’s Royal AM FC
Having started his career at Palmeiras in Brazil, The solid centre back went on to have a long and successful career in Brazil and Portugal before moving to South Africa in 2016 when he joined Mamelodi Sundowns. At 35 years old and over 50 appearances for Sundowns, Nascimento brings stability and experience to Royal AM FC. Rulani Mokwena, the Sundowns Head coach, speaks high of Nascimento, saying, “The qualities that he possessed will be very, very difficult to replicate or replace.
After refusing to sign a new contract at Sundowns, Nascimento tanked the Sundowns fans with a Twitter post saying, “Thanks for the support, Sundowns fans. I enjoyed and was very happy at Mamelodi Sundowns. Thank you.
It remains to be seen if Nascimento will be available for selection on the weekend against Cape Town City.