PSL Exco meeting over Ndorogate ruling that challenges Ajax Cape Town relegation
Posted: 3 July 2018 Time: 11:00
The Premier Soccer League’s Executive Committee will hold an emergency meeting following the South Gauteng High Court's ruling on 'Ndorogate'.
Judge Denise Fisher yesterday ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town, thus setting aside the sanction of SAFA Arbitrator William Mokhari SC, while also referring the matter of Tendai Ndoro’s eligibility over to the FIFA Players’ Status Committee.
The League promptly responded with a statement of their own, insisting that the judge’s ruling did not reinstate Ajax to 15th position nor did it deem the completed promotion/relegation play-offs - which were won by Black Leopards - invalid. However, it was noted that further legal advice was still being sought.
KickOff.com has since been informed that the eight members on the Executive Committee, which consists of chairman Irvin Khoza, interim CEO Mato Madlala, Kaizer Motaung, Stanley Matthews, David Thidiela, Jose Ferreira, Dr Rejoice Simelane and Khumbulani Konco, will convene on Thursday at the PSL headquarters to deliberate on the way forward.
An appeal could be submitted to the Supreme Court of Appeals, challenging Judge Fisher’s award; however, this is unlikely to be the relief sought from the League as proceedings could drag on and delay the start of the 2018/19 campaign, resulting in further fixture congestion and eventual loss of income.