Absa Premiership

Axed Ajax finally reach agreement with PSL

2019-02-07 10:07
Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have finally reached an agreement with the Premier Soccer League (PSL), but the details are scarce.

The Cape Town-based franchise was relegated at the end of the 2017/2018 season after they were docked log points for breaking FIFA regulations. The club fielded Zimbabwe international Tendai Ndoro, but it was his third club of the campaign, which breaks the regulations. Ajax finished the season last as a result.

However, the club claims they were given permission to play Ndoro by the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. After initiating the legal battle, Ajax have decided to cut their losses and focus on winning the National First Division.

Ajax CEO Ari Efstathiou revealed more.

"I cannot disclose any details, but we have settled with the league," he told TimesLIVE.

"We still think what happened is completely unfair, but ultimately, by the time we had been through the legal process, even if we were successful, we might be back in the premiership in any event.

"So then you are talking about a damages claim and you start the whole thing all over again. You might win the war, but can you imagine the costs? We decided to rather take those funds and put them into trying to win promotion.

"They cannot put us in the play-offs, it is not practical, and by then we might be back in the premiership in any event. So what are we fighting on for?"


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.