Court decision on Ndoro matter on Monday or Wednesday

21 April 2018 - 12:07 By Marc Strydom
Tendai Ndoro of Ajax Cape Town. File photo
Tendai Ndoro of Ajax Cape Town. File photo
Image: Shaun Roy/Gallo Images

Judgement will be passed on Monday or Wednesday in the application by Ajax Cape Town at the Johannesburg High Court over the eligibility of Tendai Ndoro.

The matter was heard on Thursday and Friday‚ with the judge adjourning for a final decision.

“Judgement will be on Monday or Wednesday‚” Premier Soccer League (PSL) communications manager Luxolo September said.

Ajax want a review of arbitrator Nassir Cassim’s decision that the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) did not have jurisdiction to rule that Ndoro could keep playing for the team.

Cassim also referred the matter to Fifa’s Players' Status Committee‚ who on April 13 sent the matter back to the South African Football Association (Safa) to find an arbitrator who could settle it.

The matter‚ related to a Fifa ruling that a player may not turn out for more than two clubs in a season‚ was originally decided in favour of Ajax by the DRC on January 31‚ which ruled the Zimbabwean striker was eligible to play for the Urban Warriors.

The PSL appealed against that decision at Safa arbitration‚ which‚ on March 28‚ referred the matter to Fifa.

Fifa referred the matter back to Safa to be dealt with internally in South Africa.

Ndoro played a game for Orlando Pirates in August‚ then signed for and played for Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.

He signed for Ajax in late December and has played seven games for them since.