Relegated Ajax Cape Town have not thrown in the towel yet, with the club set to reassemble two weeks earlier than originally scheduled as they cling to their slim hopes of top-flight football next season.
By SportBrief Reporter
The phrase “it’s not over until it’s over” could never be more truer for the ‘former’ Absa Premiership side Ajax Cape Town, as they have reconvened two weeks earlier to prepare for play-offs despite losing the Tendai Ndoro case which relegated the club from the South African top flight side.
The Urban Warriors have been involved in a lengthy court battle over the past three months, as they look to preserve their 15th–place finish in the Absa Premiership standings – their initial season-ending berth prior to being docked points for matches in which ineligible striker Tendai Ndoro was fielded.
But the club simply will not go down without a fight, as they are still fighting that court ruling on one hand and preparing for the best case scenario on the other hand.
Ajax are scheduled to be in court once again on 14 and 15 June as they seek a review of arbitrator William Mokhari’s SC docked-points ruling.
Apparently, the club is so determined to win the review that its players have already started readying themselves for a favourable ruling by cutting short their off-season break.
“We don’t stop doing what we need to do, but we need to be cautious in decisions,” Ajax CEO Ari Efstathiou told KickOff.com.
“The team will regroup for training on the 10th, which is 10-14 days before we would’ve in case we need to play the play-offs earlier.”