End in sight to Tendai Ndoro's eligibility debate?

19 February 2018 - 12:16 By Marc Strydom
Orlando Pirates' defender Gladwin Shitolo (L) shields the ball away from Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro (R) during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at Orlando Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Orlando Pirates' defender Gladwin Shitolo (L) shields the ball away from Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro (R) during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at Orlando Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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A tentative date of this Wednesday has been put forward for the Premier Soccer League’s appeal at arbitration on the eligibility of Ajax Cape Town player Tendai Ndoro.

However‚ meeting this date in this urgent matter in the South African Football Association (Safa) arbitration depends on the parties agreeing on it‚ and on the senior counsel who will hear the matter.

TimesLIVE is informed that Safa have nominated three arbitrators and it is just a case of getting everybody involved to agree.

The PSL is appealing a decision by its own dispute resolution chamber (DRC) on Januray 31 declaring Ndoro eligible to play for Ajax.

This despite Fifa rules that bar a player from turning out for more than two teams in a season.

Ndoro played a game for Orlando Pirates in August‚ then transferred to and played for Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia‚ before signing for Ajax in late December.

The DRC’s decision is believed to have been made on an interpretation of a provision in the Fifa rules referring to an exception made when there are overlapping seasons involved.


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