Ndoro Case Still Drags On After Yet Another Meeting

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By Isaac Ndou

CAPE TOWN: The dispute involving Tendai Ndoro’s eligibility to play for Ajax Cape Town remains unresolved after yet another meeting to between the parties involved to try and reach a common ground on the issue.

The PSL DC and lawyers representing the clubs involved met on Monday in Sandton in Johannesburg but a solution was not reached as the matter was reminded for next week Wednesday where a decision will be made.

Ndoro joined The Urban Warriors during the January transfer window and got on with proceedings as he immediately started featuring for Mushin Ertugral’s side. Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City were the first teams to hand the matter to the PSL DC, with Polokwane City following suit.

In the current season, the Zimbabwean striker has played for Pirates, Al-Faisaly in Saudi Arabia where he spent five months and later joined Ajax and played for them as well, something which is against one of the FIFA rules.

The FIFA Rule States: “Players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs. As an exception to this rule, a player moving between two clubs belonging to associations with overlapping seasons (i.e start of the season in summer/autumn as opposed to winter/spring) may be eligible to play in official matches for a third club during the relevant season, provided he has fully complied with his contractual obligations towards his previous clubs.”

The PSL DC had previously given Ajax the green light to use the player but looking at the FIFA rule that surrounds the situation, it could mean they are violating that rule. If they decide to take their decision next week after abiding to the rule, then they would have to dock points Ajax got in the games he played in which will probably confirm their relegation.