PSL go legal route after Ndoro ruling
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.