JOHANNESBURG - Safa has confirmed that it’s received the Premier Soccer League’s appeal against last week’s decision by the Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) to give Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro the green light to play.
The league wants the ruling to be overturned by an arbitrator. Fifa rules are clear that even though a player can join three clubs in one season, he can only play for two teams – failing to do so would be flouting the guidebook.
Ndoro featured for Orlando Pirates in August before moving to Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia prior to joining the Urban Warriors last month.
Ajax quickly put the striker back in the starting line-up on Wednesday last week, just hours after the DRC had given them permission to play Ndoro, coincidentally against Pirates.
The club from the Mother City humbled the Buccaneers 3-0, but the match was played under protest with Pirates adamant that Ndoro should have been ineligible.
Tebogo Motlanthe, who is Safa’s head of legal, confirmed that the PSL were indeed forging ahead with their appeal as they disagreed with the decision taken by its independent DRC to further complicate the Ndoro saga.
“We need to inform Ajax in writing and then set a date for arbitration in the coming weeks,” Motlanthe explained. “That is where things stand at the moment.”
The PSL is pursuing this matter confidently after receiving a letter from world football governing body Fifa about the Ndoro case.
Ajax are in danger of being docked six points from the games they won recently with Ndoro on the pitch.