- Ajax Cape Town has admitted that the ongoing legal battle with the PSL has left the club in limbo
- The club’s CEO Ari Efstathiou said the uncertainty about whether the club will play in the PSL or NFD is hurting its preparations and player transfers
- 11 Players (Tendai Ndoro being one of those) have left the club ahead of the new season
Ajax Cape Town has admitted that the ongoing legal battle with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has left its preparations ahead of the 2018/19 season in limbo. The club’s CEO Ari Efstathiou said uncertainty about whether the club will compete in the PSL or National First Division (NFD) is hurting his team.
Efstathiou said the uncertainty which the ongoing saga has caused means the club can’t take part in the transfer market because no-one knows whether the club needs players who can play in the PSL or players who are more accustomed to the NFD.
Efstathiou added that if Ajax were to compete in the NFD it made little sense to have a squad filled with PSL players who earn a considerable amount more than NFD players.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ajax Cape Town has already been the victim of a player exodus with no less than 11 players having left the side already and other players being on the shopping list of some of the bigger clubs.
Among those 11 players to have left the club is Tendai Ndoro. His eligibility sparked the entire and growing saga which has thrown the league into chaos and left South African football fans scratching their heads ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Efstathiou admitted it had been difficult to reassure the club’s current players and to keep their morale from dropping.
Ndoro is currently a free agent with reports linking him with a move to Kaizer Chiefs.
Kickoff.co.za Efstathiou said the current situation meant his club had to try and find super specialised players who could perform well in both divisions.
The club will return to the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday in an attempt to have the start of the 2018/19 PSL season interdicted.
Efstathiou said he would fight the PSL with everything he had and was prepared for a brutal and potentially protracted legal battle.
The new PSL season is due to start on 3 August and according to PSL chairman Irvin Khoza, nothing on earth will stop the new season from starting.
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