CAPE TOWN, July 17 – The start of the new PSL season is in jeopardy with Ajax Cape Town far from giving up their fight for top-flight status.
Urban Warriors CEO Ari Efstathiou told assembled media on Tuesday that his club will do everything in their power to solve a “very difficult situation” as the fallout over striker Tendai Ndoro’s eligibility continues.
Ajax Cape Town were relegated after being on the losing side of SAFA Arbitrator William Mokhari’s decision that docked the club seven points for fielding Ndoro after he appeared for three teams, including Orlando Pirates and Al-Faisaly, in one season.
The controversy continued when Judge Denise Fisher set aside Mokhari’s decision and reinstated Ajax Cape Town.
The National Soccer League (NSL) Board of Governors have confirmed that they will appeal Fisher’s decision leaving Ajax, the start of the league and the makeup of the league in limbo.
“Ajax Cape Town is trying everything in its power to find a swift solution to what is a very difficult situation,” Efstathiou told reporters.
“We are forced to take the following procedures. We plan to oppose the PSL application of leave to appeal. Ajax will launch an application to ask that Judge Fischer’s decision would be immediately effective if an appeal is heard.”
Efstathiou also revealed that the club will interdict the start of the league, set to start on the weekend of August 3. (ANA)