Day as Ajax appear in court to challenge guilty verdict

Ajax Cape Town relegated from the South African Premier League due to sanctions

Ajax were found guilty of fielding the player in three matches against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and SuperSport United.

Ndoro has also played for Orlando Pirates and Saudi Arabian club Al-Faisaly in the 2017-18 season‚ but Ajax maintain there were extenuating circumstances‚ including that the player was not paid for some months by the Saudis.

This result now sees the Urban Warriors lose nine points - falling from 31 to 22 - meaning that they are automatically relegated.

SOUTH AFRICAN side Ajax Cape Town have revealed they will battle to overturn the decision to relegate them from the country's Premiership due to their use of Zimbabwean global forward Tendai Ndoro in some league matches.

Club officials confirmed earlier yesterday that they were frantically making plans to honour the fixture against Leopards.

There were four other matches in which a protest was lodged in regards with Ndoro and Ajax were fined R50 000 for each game.

Platinum Stars now get a reprieve and have moved up to 15th on the log, where they will have the opportunity to contest in the promotion/relegation playoffs with Jomo Cosmos and Black Leopards, which start on Wednesday.

"The club is in the process of preparing papers to be filed urgently before the High Court in Johannesburg for the matter to be heard tomorrow morning at 10:00".

Ajax will now seek an urgent court interdict to stop the relegation/promotion playoffs from taking place.

Polokwane City's appeal and Supersport United's Protest were also upheld.

Those matches were against Platinum Stars (January 12)‚ Polokwane City (February 4) and SuperSport United (February 28).

Ajax have 72 hours to appeal against Mokhari's decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Zurich‚ Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Ajax Cape Town released a brief statement on the ruling. Ajax stated on their official Twitter account, "Ajax Cape Town are now consulting with their legal team regarding William Mokhari SC's arbitration ruling released this morning".

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