By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: With Ajax Cape Town now back in the mix after the latest court ruling by Judge Denis Fisher worked in their favour as they are now reinstated in 15th position.
Ajax has been dealing with the court in the off-season as they were trying to reverse the decision that saw them being docked 9 points for using Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro whom Ajax was his third club in one season.
The decision caused a lot of changes in the league table such as Platinum Stars moving to the 15th place with The Urban Warriors then having to sit in the last position and get automatically relegated.
Another effect the decision had on another club was the shifting of AmaZulu from their 8th place finish which was then taken by SuperSport United. The latest decision is likely to send Usuthu back into the MTN8 Top 8.
Limpopo-based club Black Leopards have already started with preparations for life back in the top flight after winning promotion in the playoffs. They are unlikely to roll over and replay the difficult playoffs again, meaning the PSL may face yet another legal battle.
The upcoming season is scheduled to start on 3 August and the PSL will have to do something that will leave all affected teams content with the decision to avoid delays. Another way the PSL could see as an option to accommodate the new decision which sees Ajax back in the PSL is to finally add more teams in the league.
The FIFA Player Status Committee is yet to have a say in the ruling as well as to see how the PSL will solve the stressing issue they now find in their hands.