Ajax Cape Town withdraw bid to interdict the start of the 2018/19 PSL season

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The Urban Warriors have decided to drop their plan to halt the start of the new season

Following their initial decision to interdict the start of the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) start, Ajax Cape Town are now singing a different tune.

The Urban Warriors have now dropped their bid to halt the new PSL season after appearing at the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

With the side having decided against pursuing their interdict, this means the league will start as scheduled on Saturday, August 4.

It has also been reported that Judge Denise Fisher gave the league and AmaZulu leave to appeal the matter following her initial judgment.

Judge Fisher previously ruled that Ajax's 15th place finish should be reinstated, pending a decision by Fifa, setting aside South African Football Association (Safa) arbitrator William Mokhari's decision 

Mokhari ruled that the Mother City must be docked points which were subsequently awarded to SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Platinum Stars after they used striker Tendai Ndoro in their PSL games against the trio.

The Ndoro saga resulted after the the Zimbabwean forward left Orlando Pirates at the start of last season after playing for the Buccaneers to join Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.

However, he returned to the PSL and joined Ajax in December prompting the league to appeal the decision. 

Following the ruling by Judge Fisher to set side Mokhari's ruling just after the PSL/NFD play-offs where Black Leopards emerged as champions, Ajax felt they had a chance to return to the top tier, but the PSL were not about to give in without a fight.

The matter was initially heard on Tuesday, but it was moved to Thursday for another hearing and Fischer has granted the PSL leave to appeal her July 2, judgment. 

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Moreover, Muhsin Ertugral’s men have also reportedly withdrawn their bid to interdict the start of the highly anticipated 2018/19 term.

Furthermore, the club has also withdrawn their Section 18, leading to much speculation regarding the decision. 

 

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