Liverpool FC vs Ajax Cape Town Football Match

PSL scuppers City’s Ajax Cape Town match plans


Eighteen-time Premier League winner Liverpool FC has cancelled their plans to travel to South Africa for an international friendly after days of negotiation between Ajax Cape Town and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) soured.  

After it came to light that the Mother City’s Urban Warriors original commitment to a May match against the British giants violated PSL regulations, the City of Cape Town scrambled to negotiate a different date of play and opponent with the English side, but to no avail.

The league’s refusal to allow Ajax Cape Town to take on the British Reds on 21 May 2013 at the Cape Town Stadium was part of an effort to ensure that the limelight remains on the Nedbank Cup; the local tournament final is scheduled for Saturday, 25 May 2013.

“The club (Ajax) asked for permission to play a match. We don’t allow international friendlies while the season is still on because it competes with our own events and our own sponsors,” PSL chairperson Derek Blanckensee told Sport24. “All factors are considered, but the league operates under a set of rules and the clubs are all aware of it.” 

After a dismal season, the Urban Warriors are not participating in the tournament, and are still in the midst of a battle to stave off relegation to the lower leagues.

Though disappointed, the City of Cape Town re-emphasized its commitment to bringing world-class entertainment and football to its shores. 

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cafe Roux SessionsCafé Roux Sessions in Noordhoek

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If you’re in the mood for Bries and blues then head to this cheesy foodie fest

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Andalucian NightsAndalucian Nights at the Baxter Theatre

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Cape Town PrideThe Knysna Pink Loerie

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Cape Town PrideThe Knysna Pink Loerie

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Lambertsbaai KreeffeesLambertsbaai Kreeffees

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High Five Kite Surfer in Cape TownKitesurfing Lessons Special

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AfrikaBurn1Afrikaburn Festival

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Bob Marley cover bandLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

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Cape Bike TravelChauffeured motorbike rides around Cape ...

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The Darling CollectionThe Darling Collection Arts Showcase

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Damn Vandal Art ExhibitionDamn Vandal ‘Other Worldly’ ...

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OneSight Concert at the WaterfrontThe OneSight Acoustics Finale

Enjoy a musical delight and give others the gift of sight

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

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River Club 2016 1Golfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the weekend with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

McGregor Poetry FestivalMcGregor Poetry Festival

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Love to be in love? Love to laugh? Then Alan Committie is your knight in ...

City Hall by Joshua OatesAutumn Symphony Season

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Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

aFREAKa Clothing Kid White Tiger OnesieaFREAKa Clothing Kids Onesies

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The Underwater ExhibitionUnderwater Cape Town Exhibition

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Good Company Farmers MarketGood Company Farmers' Market

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Be a Hero at the BankBe a Hero for the Blue Collar Foundation

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Confidential SA 310 Questions For: Confidential SA

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Namaqualand Flower FestivalNamaqualand Flower Festival

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Slava's Snowshow - 2Slava’s Snowshow

Clowns in a snow storm, what’s not to love?

I See You at the FugardI See You at The Fugard Theatre

Witness an all-star cast and director bring this poignant play home

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