Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the PSL and Orlando Pirates owner. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the PSL and Orlando Pirates owner. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Ajax were docked points and subsequently relegated after breaking a FIFA rule by fielding striker Tendai Ndoro in several games. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
Ajax were docked points and subsequently relegated after breaking a FIFA rule by fielding striker Tendai Ndoro in several games. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

DURBAN, South Africa – The PSL are bracing themselves for further legal action with AmaZulu reportedly ready to interdict the start of this weekend’s MTN8.

The legal fallout of the Tendai Ndoro scandal continues to create waves in local football with Usuthu now ready to go to court to confirm their place in the MTN8.  The competition, reserved for the top eight finishers on the log, is set for its first round this weekend but could be halted with court action now imminent.

AmaZulu dropped out of the top eight with SuperSport United the main benefactors after Ajax Cape Town were docked points by arbitrator William Mokhari after fielding Ndoro, ruled to be ineligible after appearing for two other clubs in the same season in contravention of Fifa's laws.

The subsequent ruling of Judge Denise Fisher, which is set to be appealed against in the coming months, restored Ajax’s position in the league with the added consequence of AmaZulu finishing in the top eight, a situation they are ready to urge the courts to uphold by the way of an urgent application to halt this weekend’s fixtures.

The current legal action could yet tempt Ajax Cape Town back into a legal fight for their PSL status. The Cape Town club withrew their bid to interdict the start of the Premiership on July 26 after Fisher granted the PSL leave to appeal here inital judgment to set aside Mokhari's decision.

Africa News Agency (ANA)

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