By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed that the 2018/2019 season will begin as scheduled without Ajax Cape Town who were trying to interdict the start of the season.
The Urban Warriors have been found not guilty of eligibility using Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro after appealing the first judgement of them being guilty and relegated took the course.
Gauteng High Court Judge Fisher made the ruling that Ajax was not guilty on the 2nd of July. The PSL, however, went on with proceedings for next season by releasing a fixture without Ajax in it after the Cape Town club had applied to interdict the commencement of the new season.
The PSL have given clarity on the matter by making two announcements regarding the matter to confirm that the new season will begin as scheduled on their official website.
Firstly, they announced that Gauteng High Court Judge Fisher granted the league leave to appeal against her judgement on the 2nd of July 2018.
Secondly, they announced that Ajax Cape Town has withdrawn their urgent application to interdict the start of the 2018/19 season in open court and will also pay the league’s costs of the application to the High Court.
The new season will play on the 4th and 5th of August. The governing body has already announced the upcoming MTN8 fixtures as well.