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Ndoro Case: Are These The PSL’s Three Options?

The Three Possible Options On The Cards For The Premier Soccer League

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 03, 2018 10:09 AM

Judge Denise Fischer has ruled in Ajax Cape Town’s favour regarding the latest happenings in the Tendai Ndoro saga.

Advocate William Mokhari SC's arbitration ruling previously saw Ajax relegated from the Absa Premiership after being docked seven points to the ineligible fielding of Ndoro in the 2017/18 campaign.

However, after appealing the decision, Judge Fischer has since ruled in Ajax’s favour, setting aside Adv. Mokhari’s award, which means that the Urban Warriors have been reinstated into 15th position and the promotion/relegation play-off results deemed null and void. The matter has since been referred back to FIFA, even after their countless times of ordering the South African Football Association and the PSL to deal with the situation. 

However, the decision now lies within the hands of the Premier Soccer League.

Read more: Ajax Await Response From PSL 

Here are three things that the league could agree on:

Opting to not appeal Judge Fischer’s decision:

If the PSL chooses to not appeal Judge Fischer’s decision and the relegation/promotion play-offs are replayed, Black Leopards, who won the previous play-offs, will undoubtedly appeal the decision, which could see court hearings carry on even further. 

The PSL Appeals Judge Fischer’s Decision:

If the PSL chooses to appeal the recent ruling, which is in Ajax’s favour, the matter will be referred back to FIFA. However, FIFA have countless times told SAFA and the PSL to deal with the matter internally.

Increase the number of teams in the league:

With court hearings expected to drag on for several weeks on end, depending on what the PSL chooses to do following Judge Fischer’s ruling, the league could look to come to a decision that could please all the parties. This could be to increase the number of teams in the Absa Premiership from the current 16 up to 20. However, this is not as easy as it sounds, as there will be tons of things that will need to be taken into consideration as well as ongoing discussions in order to come to a viable agreement.

The PSL has confirmed that the executive committee will sit in order to come to a conclusion about the next steps in the matter.


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Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
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Munangwangwa Jul 04, 2018 05:41 AM
But one thing I know is black leopards will be playing in the psl next season...as much as I've always wanted the psl to have more teams.. I certainly didn't think it should come via the court and all this rubbish currently happening
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Munangwangwa Jul 04, 2018 05:38 AM
What is it that Ajax don't understand about ndoro being ineligible to play for three teams in one season? And why fifa can't make a decision on issues like these since this is a fifa rule we are talking about.. or are they not sure of their own rules too? And lastly what did the judge found right of Ajax by playing ndoro who had already played for two teams in a season??? Psl has become a big joke neh
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Ms Momo Joined: 26 May 2018
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Ms Momo Jul 03, 2018 05:26 PM
lest be fair platinum stars must go to nfd de only teams dat r affected by de whole saga r jomo black l & ajax so dey must ad 2 only to 18 not dis 20 thing thus rubish how can u finish at the bottom of the table and stil want to play in de top division de folowing season as for those who finished 4th & 5th in de nfd dey new dat dey won't b promoted so isue of expanding to 20 bull s*t
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Maloh11 Jul 03, 2018 04:24 PM
this issue is far from over which teams will want platinum stars came back if they will be 20 or which of the NFD will be selected bcz there is no top8 there so teams cannot be just selected randomly
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TBS Jul 03, 2018 03:51 PM
@BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 ,,,I agree :))
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Jul 03, 2018 01:06 PM
@Matayitayi, KAIZER AND KHOZA WERE THE ONES WHO ENGINEERED THE 16 FORMAT TEAMS INFACT THEY WERE PROPOSING SUPER 12 AND THE MASIVE SPONSORS, CURRENTLY DSTV IS PUMPING BILLIONS OF RANDS IN THEIR POCKETS AND IT WILL BE A SET BACK FOR THEM IF 18 TO 20 FORMAT TEAMS WERE TO BE PASSED ON, THERE WILL BE A STRANGE DECISION ON THE CARD LIKE ONE PSL TEAM WILL BE BOUGHT OUT AND AJAX BROUGHT BACK, CAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE 18 TO 20 TEAMS DUE TO THEIR CAPITALIST MENTALITY, "MORE CASH TO THEIR POCKETS, BUT LESS BENEFICIARIES"
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Mash87 Jul 03, 2018 12:46 PM
this mess needs to be resolved this week... add more teams once make the league 20 teams once and add Ajax and platinum stars and 4 teams from NFD to play in new play off Black leopards have already qualified.. have 2 groups each group must have 3 teams in it then the 2 teams who finish top of each group qualify for PSL that is the only way to resolve this in time
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sora06 Jul 03, 2018 12:32 PM
@AAA_waSIMUTHA .THAT would be really fair. and then what will happen to position 8 (between Amazulu&Supersport)?
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Danboi79 Jul 03, 2018 12:05 PM
Its fair to hv 18 teams bt Psl need to strech de budget this season hope Sponsors wont run away
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jul 03, 2018 11:56 AM
18 teams this season
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jul 03, 2018 11:54 AM
Ajax is going to Mvela finish & klaar, yesterday's ruling means nothing.
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Jul 03, 2018 11:46 AM
My own opinion, to make things fair to all clubs, the PSL should increase the number of clubs in the top tire from 16 to 18 even if it is for this season only. (1) It will be very unfair to Black Leonards if they are to be made to play promotion/relegation play offs again. (2) Cosmos can also have a good reason to say they lost because they played the wrong team (Platinum Stars) So the PSL can make things simple by saying Platinum Stars had finished last in the log and they get relegated automatically. Ajax finished 15th and were supposed to play in the play offs but because Leonards will say we have already played our 4 promotion/ relegation games we can't play another four ganes again. The best the PSL can do is to nullify (like Judge Fisher ruled) those promotion/relegation playoffs that involved Platinum and say Leopards and Cosmos who finished 2nd and 3rd in the first division.
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jakobe Jul 03, 2018 11:37 AM
If dis pathetic psl expand teams, one obviously `ll b Leopards automatically added. But I find it fascinated hw r they going to determine which other team(s) 2b included in dat particular additional. Less say 18 is a preferable number & u have Leopards, hw r u going to determine da other one? If 20 is a chosen one which 3 teams r going to join Lidoda Duvha? Just being curious nje....
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Iminald Khosified Jul 03, 2018 11:26 AM
South African Football Association and Premier Soccer League run our football as if they run a spaza shop, they are the cause of the situation and they should be accountable
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PeddieBoy Jul 03, 2018 11:07 AM
i dont think kaizer still involve in psl commitee only khoza
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Jul 03, 2018 11:05 AM
Khoza is the source of all EVIL. He should be held accountable. He is the one who started this thinking that he can win the league in court.
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setlaboswana Jul 03, 2018 11:00 AM
Kaizer and Khoza run the league like their ordinary clubs. Their conduct is disturbing if not annoying.
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sora06 Jul 03, 2018 10:59 AM
Make it 18 teams. AJAX MUST MOVE BACK TO PSL THEN THROW NAMES OF COSMOS &PLATINUM IN A HAT AND WHOEVER WINS THE TOSS JOINS AJAX IN THE PSL AND AMAZULU RETAIN THEIR 8th POSITION. LASTLY, RESHUFFLE THE KHOZA-LED CABINET
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setlaboswana Jul 03, 2018 10:58 AM
We cannot afford this embarrassment. Football supporters deserve better.
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setlaboswana Jul 03, 2018 10:52 AM
Khoza and crew must step down.

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