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Judgment reserved for Ndoro/ Play offs saga

Judge Raylene Keightley has reserved judgment in the urgent application by Ajax Cape Town to have the Premier Soccer League Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs postponed.

Ajax are also seeking to have the ruling by arbiter William Mokhari SC reviewed after they were relegated to the National First Division after three of their fixtures this season were forfeited in favour of opponents.

The High Court did not hear the completed arguments in the matter before the kick-off of the first Play-Off game between Black Leopards and Platinum Stars on Wednesday afternoona�s but Keightley will likely rule by Friday whether Sundaya��s clash between Jomo Cosmos and Leopards will go ahead.

But the review of Mokharia��s findinga�s to which the PSLa��s council Advocate Martin Kriegler said the league was not opposeda�s would take much longera�s according to Keightleya�s possibly a further two weeks.

Ajaxa�s through seasoned Advocate Norman Arendsea�s are arguing that the only organisation that has the proper authority to rule on the matter are FIFA as it is their regulations and the case involves clubs in two separate countries.

But the PSL and Platinum Starsa�s who are opposing the interdicta�s say that a delay in the Play-Offs will be a logistical nightmarea�s with the matches not able to be played during the World Cup as per FIFA regulations.

That would leave only a small window from mid to end-Julya�s with the new season set to start on August 3a�s and the 16th side to compete in the Absa Premiership only likely to be known days ahead of the scheduled start.

Mokhari forfeited three matchesa�s wins against Platinum Stars and SuperSport Uniteda�s and a draw against Polokwane Citya�s in favour of Ajaxa��s opponents as he ruled the club was the third that Zimbabwe striker Ndoro had played for this seasona�s in contravention of FIFA regulations.

That left Ajaxa�s who has been second bottoma�s in last place in the league with 24 pointsa�s elevating Stars from automatic relegation to the play-off position.

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

They also claim they had a mandate from the PSLa��s Dispute Resolution Chamber to play Ndoro after the body found in their favoura�s and stopped immediately when this ruling was overturned. primatene mist inhaler canada.