JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 27 – The 2018/19 PSL season will start on time after Ajax Cape Town withdrew their application to halt the start of the new campaign on Thursday.
The Urban Warriors were on the wrong side of a 2-0 defeat albeit not on the field but in the courtroom as Judge Denise Fisher and then an “own goal” put their place in the top-flight for the upcoming season in serious doubt.
Fisher granted the PSL leave to appeal her decision after she set aside Advocate William Mokhari’s SAFA arbitration award, which saw Ajax docked seven points and automatically relegated.
That ruling effectively reinstated the Urban Warriors to the top-flight before today’s successful application by the league authorities to take it on appeal.
The second hearing, whereby Ajax were the courts to half the start of the new season until their matter was finalised, was then dramatically cut short after the club surprisingly withdrew the motion.
The withdrawing of the interdict could be the first telltale signs that Ajax are tiring from the fight against the PSL. They now have accepted that their lot will be the National First Division.
The reasons remain shrouded in controversy with club officials refusing to comment, instead of confirming a statement would be released in due course. (ANA)