- A judge has ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town who challenged the ruling by the PSL arbitrator which docked the club points and relegated the club
- The ruling effectively restore Ajax to 15th on the PSL log and has a massive impact on other clubs
- The PSL will have to either replay the relegation/promotion playoffs or expand the PSL to 18 teams next season
Ajax Cape Town has been reinstated to 15th in the Premier Soccer League, this comes after Judge Denise Fisher set aside a ruling by the PSL’s arbitrator Advocate William Mokhari. The ruling cost Ajax valuable points and caused the team to be relegated to the National First Division.
Advocate Mokhari docked points from Ajax Cape Town and awarded these points to Platinum Stars‚ SuperSport United and Polokwane City.
The ruling came after the PSL found that Ajax had fielded an ineligible player when Tendai Ndoro took to the field early in the PSL season.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the matter is not over yet as it has now been referred to FIFA. Judge Fisher ruled that the FIFA Player Status Committee would have to look into the matter and make the final ruling.
SowetanLive.com reported that the ruling has thrown the upcoming PSL season into chaos. The PSL will now have to either expand the competition to 18 teams or replay the promotion/relegation playoffs.
If the playoffs are replayed Black Leopards will likely launch a court challenge which could throw the 3 August start date out of the window.
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