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Phakaaathi Reporter
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15 May 2018
2:42 pm

PSL confirms Platinum Stars participation in playoffs

Phakaaathi Reporter

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed that Platinum Stars will play Black Leopards in the relegation/promotion playoffs tomorrow (Wednesday).

Roger de Sa, coach of Platinum Stars (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Ajax Cape Town were set to play Lidoda Duvha, but they were relegated to the National First Division today after arbitrator Mokhari ruled against them in the Tendai Ndoro case.

The Urban Warriors were docked nine points for fielding Ndoro, and they ended up finishing below Dikwena in the final log standings.

READ: Ajax found guilty of fielding Ndoro, relegated to NFD

Now the PSL has confirmed that Leopards will host Stars in Thohoyandou on Wednesday.

The PSL statement:

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has received the award in the arbitration proceedings concerning Ajax Cape Town and Mr. Tendai Ndoro from Arbitrator, Advocate W. Mokhari SC.

Ajax Cape Town FC was charged with five charges of misconduct arising from the club fielding Mr. Ndoro in various matches. The Arbitrator also heard an appeal by Polokwane City FC against the fielding of Mr. Ndoro in their match as well as a Protest by SuperSport United.

The Arbitrator today ruled that Ajax Cape Town were guilty of breaching Safa and Fifa Regulations relating to their fielding of Mr. Ndoro. Polokwane City’s appeal and Supersport United’s Protest were also upheld.

Adv. Mokhari SC awarded the matches played by Ajax Cape Town against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and Supersport United to those clubs with a 3-0 score line. In addition Ajax Cape Town were fined a total of R 350 000.

Mr. Ndoro was sentenced to a two match suspension for his misconduct. Ajax Cape Town was ordered to pay the costs (including the costs of senior counsel) of the other parties involved in the arbitration.

As a result of the ruling, please take note of the revised log positions of the ABSA Premiership (see log attached).

Platinum Stars Football Club will therefore participate in the Promotion play-offs as envisaged in the NSL Handbook read with the Play-off Rules on the dates.

For clarity purposes, the scheduled fixture in Thohoyandou tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – 15h00) between Black Leopards and (now) Platinum Stars will go ahead.