PSL go le­gal route af­ter Ndoro rul­ing

Daily Dispatch - - SPORT - MARC STRY­DOM

The Premier Soc­cer League (PSL) be­lieve that Judge Denise Fisher was wrong to set aside the ar­bi­tra­tion that saw Ajax Cape Town rel­e­gated‚ the league’s head of le­gal‚ Michael Mur­phy‚ has said.

Mur­phy‚ ex­plain­ing why the PSL will seek leave to ap­peal Judge Fisher’s High Court de­ci­sion re­in­stat­ing Ajax in the top-flight in re­la­tion to the el­i­gi­bil­ity of Zim­bab­wean striker Tendai Ndoro‚ said the league had taken le­gal ad­vice on the mat­ter.

“You will re­call that on May 15 Ad­vo­cate [Wil­iam] Mokhari sat as the Safa ar­bi­tra­tion tri­bunal‚ and nor­mally that’s the fi­nal stage in a process like this.

“And he handed down a rul­ing‚ which‚ per­haps naively‚ I hoped was the end of the mat­ter‚” said Mur­phy.

“Ajax Cape Town took the mat­ter on re­view to Judge Fisher. Judge Fisher handed down judg­ment on July 2.

“Ajax Cape Town and Mr Ndoro asked for three things – to set aside Mr Mokhari’s award‚ to or­der that Ajax Cape Town fin­ished the league in the 15th po­si­tion and thirdly to set the [PSL pro­mo­tion] play­offs aside. She re­fused to grant the last two as­pects.

“We are sat­is­fied that as a league we did ev­ery­thing cor­rectly,” Mur­phy added.

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