JOHANNESBURG – Ajax Cape Town chairman Ari Efstathiou left the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday morning disappointed as their urgent interdict of the start of the 2018/19 season was postponed.
The Urban Warriors had no choice but to stand down on the matter as they received the papers from the Premier Soccer League on the eve of their appearance in front of Judge Mudau.
Ajax have interdicted the start of the 2018/19 season after the PSL decided to appeal Judge Denise Fisher’s judgement that set aside Advocate William Mokhari’s ruling on the Tendai Ndoro matter which had led to the Urban Warriors’ relegation.
Fisher’s ruling, setting aside Mokhari’s judgement, means that Ajax were reinstated to 15th position until the matter is heard at the Fifa Players’ Status Committee who the judge deemed are the right body to rule on Ndoro’s eligibility.
The Zimbabwean played for three teams in one season, which is illegal under Fifa rules as a player can register for three teams but only play for two.
“We’re disappointed because this delays this matter even further,” Efstathiou said. “We were hoping to have some sort of direction today. Unfortunately we didn’t have a choice but to stand it down.