Ajax Cape Town have been found guilty of fielding Tendai Ndoro and have subsequently been automatically relegated after being docked nine points.
The Urban Warriors finished the campaign in 15th position on 31 points, seven points ahead of Platinum Stars. After the tables are reshuffled, Ajax will drop out of the promotion/relegation playoff spot and will be automatically relegated, while Dikwena will take their place.
Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars and Polokwane City logged a protest against Ajax for fielding Ndoro at the beginning of 2018, as the striker had played for three clubs this season – Orlando Pirates, Saudi Arabian club Al-Faisaly and Ajax – thereby contravening Fifa’s regulations on the status and transfer of players.
The South African Football Association revealed the ruling in a statement that read: ‘Ajax Cape Town found guilty of fielding Tendai Ndoro and forfeit matches against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and SuperSport United. They lose all three matches 3-0 and are fined R50,000 on each offence.’
Ajax Cape Town found guilty of fielding Tendai Ndoro and forfeit matches against Platinum Stars, Polokwane City & Supersport United.
They lose all three matches 3-0 & fined R50 000 on each offence @BafanaBafana
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) May 15, 2018
Roger De Sa will now look to prepare his side to battle in the playoffs with their first game taking place on Wednesday with kick-off at 3pm.
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