- Ajax Cape Town’s urgent application to interdict the start of the PSL season has been postponed until Thursday at 11:30
- The matter has been deferred pending the outcome of the PSL’s application for leave to appeal Judge Denise Fischer’s ruling which takes place on Thursday at 09:00
- Ajax Cape Town boss Ari Efstathiou blames the postponement on the PSL’s slow response in filing court papers
Ajax Cape Town’s urgent application to interdict the start of the PSL season has been postponed until Thursday morning at 11:30. The matter was deferred pending the outcome of the PSL’s application for leave to appeal the South Gauteng High Court ruling in the so-called Ndorogate saga matter.
Ajax Cape Town boss Ari Efstathiou has blasted the PSL for causing the postponement and said it was the league’s deliberate slow response which led to the matter not being moved from Monday morning to Thursday.
Efstathiou said the PSL had failed to file court papers which Ajax had provided to the league’s representatives last Wednesday until late on Monday night. He said this delay was deliberate because it caused a domino effect on all of the proceedings.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Efstathiou was not impressed with the delay and said it just caused another two days of uncertainty for everyone involved.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Ajax will oppose the PSL’s application for leave to appeal in the Southern Gauteng High Court on Thursday morning, that matter will be heard by Judge Denise Fischer at 09:00.
The club will then move onto a different judge at 11:30 for the interdict hearing.
Efstathiou said he felt the PSL was playing delay tactics with his club and he believed the two parties could have dealt with the entire matter more effectively in private.
The latest delay means the soccer-loving South African public are once again faced with an uncertain wait to find out if the PSL season will start on Saturday 4 August as scheduled.
The biggest losers in the entire matter are not the PSL which has proven to be elitist or Ajax who are easy to hate but are understandably fighting for what they believe is right but the losers are the South African soccer fans.
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