BREAKING: Ajax Cape Town Accept Relegation Fate

The South Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of CEO Ari Efstathiou's Ajax Cape Town in the Tendai Ndoro case. PICTURE: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN: Ajax had also withdrawn their urgent application against the PSL to interdict start of 2018/19 Absa Premiership season.

Ajax Cape Town chairperson Ari Efstathiouhas sensationally confirmed the club has accepted its relegation to the National First Division (NFD) for playing striker Tendai Ndoro who was subsequently deemed ineligible.

“Unfortunately time and legal procedure [have] trumped justice,” Efstathiou said.

“We feel we have done everything to follow the rules. We played Ndoro when we were allowed to, but unfortunately, the process got complicated.

“Yesterday was a time issue, the way the court process went put us in a very difficult spot.”

The Urban Warriors now plan to follow through with the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) remaining appeal – that will be heard – but accept its fate that it will now compete in the second division for the upcoming 2018/19 season.

Ajax had also withdrawn their urgent application against the PSL to interdict start of 2018/19 Absa Premiership season. With the league set to begin as scheduled on August 3/4.