Ajax case against PSL moved to Thursday

Tendai Ndoro
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Ajax Cape Town‘s application to interdict the start of the new Premier Soccer League (PSL) season has been postponed at the South Gauteng High Court. Judge Phanuel Mudau set down the interdict application for Thursday.

He argued that the PSL’s leave to appeal Judge Denise Fisher’s ruling setting aside Ajax’s relegation, will have to be heard first – also on Thursday.

Even though both applications will be heard on Thursday the matter could still drag on with more twists and turns depending on the verdicts.

“I cannot say that the matter will be finalised on Thursday but what I can say both judges are alive to the urgency of the matters,” says PSL legal representative, Dennis Sibuyi.

There have been suggestions that Ajax is considering buying the Premiership status of Bloemfontein Celtic instead of playing in the National First Division next season. But the club owner said they were never interested in buying the cash-strapped Celtic and instead would fight till the bitter end.

“You fight until you can’t fight any longer if it has to be that we have to play in the NFD because we’ve lost the fight then we’ve lost the fight but until such time we’ll keep on fighting,” says Ajax owner, Ari Efstathiou.

Meanwhile, the PSL has released the fixtures for the new season with all 16 teams, including the newly promoted clubs, in action on the weekend of August 4.

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will kick-start the new season with a match on Saturday afternoon.