Black Leopards players react after a game. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Black Leopards are not bothered by the drama of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotional/relegation play-offs.

The National First Division (NFD) runners up are set to meet Platinum Stars on Wednesday at Thohoyandou Stadium at 3pm in the first game of the three team mini-league, which also features Jomo Cosmos.

Ajax Cape Town were initially meant to face Leopards, after finishing second-last on the Premiership table. 

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However, the Cape club was docked nine points on Tuesday afternoon when a PSL arbitration hearing found the club guilty of illegally fielding Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro.

The readjusted league table meant that Platinum Stars move up one place to second-last and replaced the Urban Warriors in the play-offs.

Leopards spokesperson, Berry Ramunenyiwa, made it clear that the uncertainty of the PSL is not bothering the team.

"This whole saga is not affecting us. We are prepared for any team," he explained. "Going in to the last games of the league, we didn't know who we were going to play.

"SuperSport United, Polokwane City, Baroka and Ajax Cape Town were all in a relegation battle going in to the last game.

"We were prepared to play any of these four teams. All we want to do is to play. It doesn't matter who we play. We are preparing as normal."

Ajax are in a process of interdicting the play-offs. They are planning to take the matter to Guateng High Court where they want it to be heard on Wednesday morning.

PSL acting CEO, Mato Madlala, said they were unfazed by Ajax attempt to take the matter to court.

"All 32 teams have rights and it is their own right to exercise them. If they decide to take the matter to court, we will wait for the court's decision," Madla said.

"We did the same today, we followed the ruling and the decision of the arbitrator. We are not fighting anyone but we are following procedures."

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