Ajax Cape Town chief executive Ari Efstathiou and coach Muhsin Ertugral believe they were within their rights to field Tendai Ndoro. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA

Ajax Cape Town have sent out a brief statement to inform the public as to their next step after the news on Tuesday that they had been docked nine points and are now relegated from the PSL.

“Ajax Cape Town are currently consulting with their legal team regarding (arbitrator) William Mokhari SC’s arbitration ruling released this morning,” said the statement.

“The club is in the process of preparing papers to be filed urgently before the High Court in Johannesburg, for the matter to be heard tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at 10am.

“Among other issues, the club will seek to interdict the promotion playoffs from commencing on Wednesday 16th May at 3pm.

“This will be sought pending an urgent review of the arbitrator’s award this morning.”

Earlier on Tuesday, in the second arbitration hearing into the eligibility of Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro, Ajax were found guilty and forfeited matches against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and SuperSport United.

READ: The arbitrator’s ruling on Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro

The decision of Mokhari was that that they lose all three matches 3-0 and are fined R50 000 on each offence.

As a result, the Cape club will be relegated from the top-flight, with Platinum Stars then moving into the playoffs.

 

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