Fans blast PSL's Ajax 'ban'

2013-05-09 10:35
Cape Town Stadium (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have blasted the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over their refusal to allow Ajax Cape Town to face English giants Liverpool at the Cape Town Stadium later this month.

The two teams were due to meet on May 21, but the PSL on Tuesday said Ajax cannot play as the match falls within the South African domestic season.

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about the decision:

"I think it’s because of the money that’s involved, because why only now has it been decided that It cannot occur. This is going to be bad for City of Cape Town and for SA Soccer. Let the game be played. Besides, who’s going to Johannesburg for the Nedbank Final from Cape Town? Poor decision. Do it in the name of the game. The more soccer the better." - Bergh, A

"I am disgusted at the nerve of the PSL to disallow Ajax CT to play Liverpool in Cape Town. I hope they would reconsider their decision and Allow Ajax the opportunity to play and save everyone the embarrassment. The date proposed for this match is after the last premier league game played so what is the fuss? PSL should stop their bullying tactics. An Ajax and SA football fan!" - Aseef Ahmed

"The game should be allowed given the precedent set by Sundowns when they played Barcelona in Pretoria during the Psl season a few years ago."
- Martin Smith

"It is ridiculous not to allow Ajax to play Liverpool. The reasons given don’t hold. Small minds should not be in charge of a football league." - Pieter Wesselman

"I would just like to voice my dissatisfaction with the decision made by the PSL board. I would like to know if this was Pirates or Chiefs playing at Soccer City, would they have allowed the game to continue? The possibility that Ajax and Chippa United could both be relegated to the first division will result in the Cape Town stadium losing revenue, which –frankly- the city of Cape Town can ill-afford." - Dissatisfied Capetonian

"I honestly think they should let them play this match. It's an opportunity that's been presented to the team and not something to be put down for fear of drawing attention away from the local fixtures. If anything it would bring more attention to watching local teams."
- Sade Carpenter

"Damn, a slap in the face for Cape soccer,if it were Chiefs or Pirate in Soccer City,and then?"
- John Mulder

"My honest view is that psl should allow Ajax to play the English side. There's no reason why they refuse, it will be good for Cape Town to host such a game." - Lindo

"If Liverpool was to play Chiefs or Pirates  , would the PSL refuse then , I don’t think so. That’s why football is dying in this country."
- Boulton Selvan

"What a load of bull. How does a game in Cape Town steal the lime light from the Nedbank final 4 days later. Smells very rotten to me. Would the answer be the same had this been a Pirates or Chiefs request?" - Janice

Is the PSL being unfair to Ajax? (Gallo Images)

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