The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed that the promotion play-offs will go ahead on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 as originally scheduled with Black Leopards now facing Platinum Stars.

Full PSL statement:

“The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has received the award in the arbitration proceedings concerning Ajax Cape Town and Mr Tendai Ndoro from Arbitrator, Advocate W. Mokhari SC.

Ajax Cape Town FC was charged with five charges of misconduct arising from the club fielding Mr Ndoro in various matches. The Arbitrator also heard an appeal by Polokwane City FC against the fielding of Mr Ndoro in their match as well as a Protest by SuperSport United.

The Arbitrator today ruled that Ajax Cape Town were guilty of breaching SAFA and FIFA Regulations relating to their fielding of Mr Ndoro. Polokwane City’s appeal and Supersport United’s Protest were also upheld.

Adv. Mokhari SC awarded the matches played by Ajax Cape Town against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and Supersport United to those clubs with a 3-0 scoreline. In addition, Ajax Cape Town were fined a total of R 350 000.00.

Mr Ndoro was sentenced to a two-match suspension for his misconduct. Ajax Cape Town was ordered to pay the costs (including the costs of senior counsel) of the other parties involved in the arbitration.

Platinum Stars Football Club will, therefore, participate in the Promotion play-offs as envisaged in the NSL Handbook read with the Play-off Rules on the dates.

For clarity purposes, the scheduled fixture in Thohoyandou tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – 15h00) between Black Leopards and (now) Platinum Stars will go ahead.”

Written by: Diski Voice