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SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates' protest against Tendai Ndoro set to be heard next week

11:56 PM MYT 08/03/2018
Tendai Ndoro, Ajax Cape Town
Multiple protests against the Urban Warriors' decision to field Tendai Ndoro in their respective encounters will be heard in the coming week

Two cases regarding Ajax Cape Town's controversial January signing Tendai Ndoro will be heard next week.

Ndoro who was recently cleared by the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) Disciplinary Committee (DC), a decision which was later appealed by the relevant authorities, has been the at the centre of much speculation pertaining to his eligibility.

However, while the Zimbabwe international was cleared to play by the PSL DC, with the PSL’s appeal still yet to be heard, this has caused much confusion surrounding his eligibility. Other PSL clubs have also taken exception to the Urban Warriors’ decision to utilise him despite a lack of clarity on the matter, leading to both Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United lodging formal protests against his participation during their respective encounters.

Nonetheless, in the wake of Polokwane City’s recent protest which was lodged on February 4 with arguments heard on February 15, both the Buccaneers and Matsatsantsa are expected to see their cases heard in the coming week.

“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee will sit next week to hear the Protests from Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United against Ajax Cape Town for fielding the player Tendai Ndoro‚” a statement issued by the PSL on Thursday read.

“Ajax Cape Town fielded Mr Ndoro against Orlando Pirates on 31 January 2018 and against SuperSport United on 28 February 2018. Both clubs are protesting the eligibility of Mr Ndoro,” it added.

“The PSL DC will sit on Thursday‚ 15 March 2018 in the evening,” the statement concluded.

The on-going saga is due to the fact that Fifa rules dictate that a player may not play for more than two teams in a single season. Ndoro though, prior to his move to Ikamva had already turned out for Orlando Pirates in August before making a move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.