Ajax appeal Chivu ban

Ajax have appealed against the three-game ban that the Dutch Football Association has imposed to Cristian Chivu. Ajax's captain was suspended because tv-footage allegedly showed he made a hitting gesture in the Amstel Cup match agains Feyenoord on April 16. The appeal has caused the ban to be suspended and Chivu is eligible to play this weekend.

Ajax play for the Dutch league against RKC Waalwijk on Saturday. The match in the Amsterdam Arena starts at 19.30 hours.

Ajax do not appeal against the suspension of Zlatan Ibrahimovic of six matches, of which one conditional.