Ajax coach Marlin optimistic that PSL won’t go the Eredivisie route


With the Dutch Eredivisie season having been voided – ended with immediate effect, Ajax Cape Town interim coach Calvin Marlin is hoping that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) won’t deem the season null and void.

Eredivisie league leaders Ajax Amsterdam, the majority shareholder of ‘The Urban Warriors’ have been denied the title after the season was cancelled with no league title winners, promotion or relegation.

When the Dutch season was suspended, Ajax were top of the Eredivisie table, ahead of AZ Alkmaar on goal difference, with nine rounds of matches remaining.

In South Africa, Ajax currently sit pretty at the summit of the GladAfrica Championship log standings, seven points clear of second-placed Swallows.

“I can tell you I don’t want a scenario like the Eredivisie, it will be tough to just scrap all the work and effort that the players and staff put into those results,” – Marlin. Picture courtesy of Ajax Cape Town. 

“It wouldn’t be logical to throw a whole season away because Ajax Cape Town need to be in the top division,” said Marlin.

“My hope is that they possibly push the Premiership up to 18 teams for next season and come up with a solution for the least amount of games or no games to be played.

“Path of least resistance should be applied. No teams need to get relegated if you push the league to 18 teams.” – Marlin. Picture courtesy of Urban Warrior SA Media.

“The truth of the matter is that there’s no right or wrong way to conclude the current season and each association needs to come to the conclusion which works best for their league and most importantly keeps the players and club staff safe,” concluded Marlin, who is a former Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax goalkeeper.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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