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Ajax Give Up Top-Flight Fight

Ajax Cape Town Have Issued An Update On The Latest Happenings And The Club's Position Regarding The Court Cases

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 27, 2018 01:24 PM
Ajax Cape Town have accepted that they will be campaigning in the National First Division next season. 
 
 
As revealed yesterday, Judge Denise Fischer granted the NSL/PSL leave to appeal her latest judgement which saw Advocate William Mokhari’s award of docking points from Ajax for the ineligible fielding of Tendai Ndoro, set aside. 
 
This subsequently saw Ajax withdraw their section 18 application and their application to interdict the start of the 2018/19 season. 
 
Ajax’s CEO Ari Efstathiou has since revealed that the club has accepted to campaign in the NFD next season while also confirming that Head Coach Muhsin Ertugral will remain at the club. 
 
“We are forced to take our place in the NFD unless something happens during the appeal process. But the process can take anything from 4-12 weeks and if we are successful which we think we would be. Then what then? And to be frank, it could have happened to any other club as it happened to us, Pirates, Chiefs and I trust that it would have followed the same procedure.”
 
“As a club our commitment to take this to the highest point, we have taken all the way. Unfortunately, there is no longer any further we can go without creating more issues. It is now in the hands of the court. We will do our best to navigate out of the NFD. We have to look at major changes in the entire club. You can obviously understand the financial implications are huge. We will bring this great club where it should be.”
 
Efstathiou also added that they will be making several changes to their squad including transferring players out. 
 
"There will be a few players forced to transfer. There is a few players who are heavy on the wage bill. We will not make major changes but will bring in reinforcements. If our intention is back in the PSL we need players who are good enough. We can’t play with our MDC team if you understand what I’m saying. It is the hardest thing that I ever had to do.” 
 

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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 30, 2018 10:21 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani, Ajax’s CEO Ari Efstathiou said something happened at the Court, this is not normal.
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Jujubhaka Jul 29, 2018 06:43 PM
Newspapers who publish lies have structures that hold them accountable. I think abantu abanjengo @cmangadee should be arrested for spreading false information. We must have cyber police like in Kenya.
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PROPHET OF DOOM Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jul 27, 2018 04:52 PM
Ajax f0ught a l00sing battle.
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Mtwesi Jul 27, 2018 04:16 PM
OK
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kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno Jul 27, 2018 03:58 PM
Something smells pilchardy
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Mail4lyf Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Mail4lyf Jul 27, 2018 03:55 PM
He was fighting a losing battle he thought he can take on abo Ivon khoza n Kaizer motaung n come out top? Anyway Ajax got the right structures to bounce back
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cowpule Jul 27, 2018 03:44 PM
I suspect Ajax were paid to withdraw this case so the league will start next week and I won't be surprised if they get better grants than other nfd clubs to push them back to the psl as soon as possible....a gentlemens' agreement was reached here there was no way Ajax were gonna withdraw this case
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Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Jul 27, 2018 03:04 PM
You Ari wasted money and time to prepare for NFD. I mentioned that this matter was so simple and by the way you did yourselves a huge favour for not taking this matter up with Fifa. Fifa was going to suspend the team for bringing the game into disrepute. Wasted finance,time and energy. Relegation to third division is looming due to poor planning now.
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llumadi Jul 27, 2018 02:54 PM
better to accept
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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jul 27, 2018 02:53 PM
Yohhhhh money is involved there and that is not good for our football in South Africa.
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cmangadee Jul 27, 2018 02:49 PM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani for doing his dirty work right I agree
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 27, 2018 02:43 PM
Khoza is a hero at last.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 27, 2018 02:42 PM
Where are you @setlaboswana?
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cmangadee Joined: 13 Jun 2018
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cmangadee Jul 27, 2018 02:41 PM
@pato am I wrong? correct me if I am wrong
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 27, 2018 02:40 PM
Yena aya kwini?
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cmangadee Jul 27, 2018 02:38 PM
@Daddy1 Ja daddy I didn't notice that vele some guys reputation was I danger here cos their ignorance was going to be exposed I fell sorry for the urban warriors fans who got nothing out of this ya u mean it how come vele they go down so easily after a gud fight yazi u mwasho ngabona somebody cash in with this
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embizweni Jul 27, 2018 02:36 PM
Well said @cmngadee I heard u
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cmangadee Joined: 13 Jun 2018
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cmangadee Jul 27, 2018 02:35 PM
@Nhlpato I never said it was pirates buts I said the chairman of pirates and psl is one thing
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Mremble007 Jul 27, 2018 02:33 PM
@Nhlpato u and setlabonya were making a noise about ajax having a case now u sing a different tune u chameleon... how dare u.
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Nhlpato Jul 27, 2018 02:25 PM
@cmangadee wat does pirates hav t do with n dont u know who ajax owners this estafou hijacked ajax frm commitis #bucs reclaiming their double treble

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