CAPE TOWN- Ajax Cape Town have been relegated from the Premier Soccer League topflight after they were found guilty of fielding Tendai Ndoro.
Ndoro’s eligibility debacle has been under question for months and South African Football Association legal officer Tebogo Motlanthe said arbitrator William Mokhari ruled that Ajax have been docked nine points from three league matches in which the player was fielded by the Cape Town club.
BREAKING: Ajax Cape Town has been found guilty of fielding Tendai Ndoro and they now forfeit the matches against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and Supersport United.
They lose all 3 matches 3-0 and are fined R50 000 for each game.
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The games have been awarded to the three teams with 3-0 results and Ajax has been fined R50,000 for each game.
There were four other matches in which a protest was lodged in regards with Ndoro and Ajax were fined R50,000 for each game.
The judgement said Ndoro has been suspended for two matches but the docked points means Ajax‚ who finished the 2017/18 PSL season in 15th place with 31 points from 30 matches‚ have dropped down to the 16th spot‚ which has automatically relegated them.
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Ajax Cape Town have 72 hours to appeal the ruling with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.
This judgement means Platinum Stars initially relegated have moved up to 15 position and will contest in the relegation/promotion playoffs.
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