PSL chairman Irvin Khoza: We have to remain quiet about Tendai Ndoro

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Fifa took the matter back to competent authorities in South Africa, and the PSL is yet to announce the decision on the striker's eligibility

The matter between the Premier Soccer League and Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro is set to be resolved in the next few weeks, but the PSL chairman Irvin Khoza could not give the exact date.

The Orlando Pirates boss preferred to say the matter is sub judice and they will not engage the media regarding the issue.

Khoza was responding to a question from the media during the 2017/18 PSL/NFD draw in Johannesburg.

The question comes after concerns around Ndoro’s future when he left the Ghost at the beginning of this season and joined Saudi Arabian side Al Faisaly, before coming back to play for Ajax Cape Town in January.

Despite the PSL Disciplinary Resolution Chamber clearing the Zimbabwean player, they (PSL) appealed the decision and the matter was referred to SAFA and later to FIFA.

However, the matter has now been referred back to the South African Football Association (Safa) and the PSL, and Khoza could not comment on when the matter could be settled.

Ndoro’s eligibility to play for three clubs in one season was also questioned by Pirates and Polokwane City, who lodged protests with the league’s governing body.

Khoza only said the Ndoro saga might not disturb the PSL/NFD play-offs as the Urban Warriors are placed 15th on the log table, and that they could face NFD sides that finish second and third respectively.

“We are hopeful that we will avoid that eventuality, because we don’t know who’s going to be number 15. It might not be Ajax Cape Town. So, we can’t even talk about it,” said Khoza responded.

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“That’s a matter that is sub judice, we can’t talk about any detail or issues about it. We just have to keep quiet about it because the matter is under consideration at the moment. I still have to report to the board of governors on where it is at this point in time," he continued.

“But even then, we can’t say that there’s no guarantee that Ajax Cape Town will be number 15 (at the end of the season),” concluded Khoza.

Based on Khoza’s response, it remains unclear if Pirates will get the full three points and City get a point should Ndoro and the Urban Warriors be found guilty.

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