Ajax To Interdict Start Of The Season

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Ajax Cape Town have confirmed that they are going to apply to interdict the commencement of the Absa Premiership league matches on the 4th of August if Tendai Ndoro’s matter is not settled.

On 2 July 2018, Judge Denise Fisher handed down a judgement setting aside Advocate William Mokhari SC’s ruling that had resulted in Ajax being relegated to the National First Division (NFD).

Subsequently, The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Executive Committee, with the support of the Board of Governors, decided to seek leave to appeal the decision of Judge Fisher.

CEO Ari Efstathiou told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that they are finalising papers to oppose the PSL’s application for leave to appeal, including application to seek relief to interdict the commencement of the league. The papers will be filed with the South Gauteng High Court as soon as possible.

Ajax will be following the following course of action:

“Firstly, we will oppose the application of leave to appeal, but we are concerned that the application is unlikely to be heard before the new season. The court recess period continues until Monday the 30th of July.

“Secondly, Ajax will launch an application in terms of Section 18 of the Superior Court Acts of 2013 to be heard simultaneously with the application of leave to appeal. If the leave is granted, Ajax will ask Judge Fisher to order that her initial order is immediately effective, in other words, if she grants the NSL leave to appeal, we will ask her to grant us a Section 18.

“Thirdly, Ajax will seek relief to interdict the commencement of the new Premier League season until either the PSL’s application for leave to appeal and Ajax’s Section 18 application can be heard, and/or, if the leave is granted, and if section 18 application is dismissed until an expedited appeal is heard.” Efstathiou said.

Efstathiou said they are left with no other option but to proceed with the action they are taking after their suggestion to sit down and find an amicable solution with the PSL were flatly refused.

Written by: Diski Voice