Premier Soccer League to appeal high court ruling

File: Tendai Ndoro in action for Ajax Cape Town. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - The Premier Soccer League Executive Committee on Thursday announced it will appeal the judgement handed down by Judge Denise Fisher on the Ajax Cape Town matter.

Monday's Johannesburg high court ruling by judge Fisher to overrule the earlier decision by advocate Mokhari to dock Ajax the seven points from the games in which the allegedly ineligible Tendai Ndoro played, saw the Cape side reinstated to 15th place on the league standings.

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This, however, leaves the PSL with a major problem in that the promotion play-offs have already taken place and were won by Black Leopards, who are expecting to take their spot in the top flight next season.

But while Fischer set aside the Mokhari's verdict, she did not offer a solution for the way forward and instead referred the Ndoro matter back to the FIFA Players’ Status Committee to make a final ruling on the issue.

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However, earlier in the case, the first hearing of which took place on January 31, the PSL and later the South African Football Association (SAFA) had tried on two occasions to get FIFA to rule on the matter, only for the world footballing body to refer the matter back to the South African authorities.

The PSL said full particulars will be provided after the extraordinary meeting of the National Soccer League Board of Governors.

African News Agency

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