Sameehg Doutie, Daine Klate, Mark Mayambela react to SAFA Arbitration ruling on Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 15 May 2018 Time: 17:00
Social media has been abuzz with reactions and suggestions to the news that Ajax Cape Town have been relegated after the outcome of the SAFA arbitration.
News broke earlier today that The Urban Warriors had been found guilty and sanctioned over the ineligible fielding of striker Tendai Ndoro, after processes drew out for several months.
The SAFA arbitration ruled that nine points were to be docked from Ajax's points tally, due to the disputes lodged by Polokwane City, Platinum Stars and SuperSport United, while they were also fined for each of the matches in which Ndoro played.
This resulted in the Cape-based side dropping to 16th place – the automatic relegation spot, below Platinum Stars, who now enter the relegation play-offs with promotion candidates Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos.
Twitter has since seen the news trending, with a number of current players amongst those reacting and suggesting possible implications, while one former Ajax winger sneered at the club over their fate.
Sameehg Doutie, who had been plying his trade in the Indian Super League this past season, hit out at Ajax following his abrupt parting of ways from the club in February last year, while Daine Klate and Mark Mayambela called for the league to increase the number of competing teams from 16 to 18.
Increase the league to 18 teams once... ????????♂️— Daine Klate (@Klatey7) May 15, 2018
Increase the number of teams to 18— Mark Mayambela (@ProfMayambela12) May 15, 2018