Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou has clarified what the club would like to get out of the ongoing Tendai Ndoro saga, and insists they have Ajax Amsterdama��s backing in the matter.
The protracted eligibility issue of Ndoro has dragged on for over five months since hisA� controversial transfer fromA� Saudi club Al Faisaly to The Urban Warriors. While the Zimbabwean is currently a free agent after being released in June, the Mother City club have continued to contest their position in the domestic topflight.
Following Judge Denise Fischera��s ruling that set aside Safa Arbitrator William Mokharia��s award which saw Ajax docked points and subsequently relegated, the club are now left to lodge an urgent application to interdict the start of the 2018 /19 Absa Premiership season.
Their initial hearing at the South Gauteng High Court was scheduled for Monday, but the application was stood down until Thursday, after the Leaguea��s application for leave to appeal Judge Fischera��s judgment is heard. Efstathiou has since made it clear what exactly Ajax are seeking out of all the back and forth, with the end of the matter still far from sight.
a�?We cana��t get more than what wea��re supposed to get. We cana��t ask for anything else than being allowed to play in the play-offs, thata��s our position,a�? stresses Efstathiou.
a�?If the play-offs cana��t be played then we must look at the best alternative, and obviously that for us is to be in the PSL (premier division) but we cannot demand that.
a�?The only thing we can demand, based on Judge Fischera��s judgement, is to be 15th (on the 2017/ 18 log).a�?
Meanwhile, Ajaxa��s Amsterdam counterparts have hinted at their reluctance to continue their involvement in South Africa, but continue to support the club during the current crisis.