The Premier Soccer League have responded to the South Gauteng High Court’s ruling in favour of Ajax Cape Town in the Tendai Ndoro matter.
The League are set to deliberate further on the ruling of Judge Denise Fisher, who ordered that SAFA Arbitrator William Mokhari’s ruling that Ajax be docked points for fielding Ndoro be set aside.
This in turn has caused some alarm that the promotion/relegation play-offs could now be replayed, with Ajax re-entering the mini-league as the 15th-placed Absa Premiership side.
The League says they will study the ruling handed down by the court.
“The Premier Soccer League has noted the judgement handed down by Judge Fisher in the Johannesburg High Court today,” read a statement from the PSL.
“The relief that was sought from the Court was the setting aside of Advocate Mokhari SC’s misconduct award together with orders that Ajax Cape Town should be on the 15th position on the final League table, and that the Promotion Play-offs be set aside.
“Judge Fisher set aside Advocate Mokhari’s award but declined to hand down the other relief sought. It is necessary for the League to properly consider the meaning and effect of the judgement before making any further comment on the matter.
“The judgement and advice of the League’s advisors will be considered by the PSL Executive Committee and the appropriate steps will be taken in due course.”