CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town’s urgent review of the arbitrator’s verdict in the Tendai Ndoro case will be heard by the Deputy Judge President in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, April 19.
The Cape club had promised the matter was far from over. Having been granted a review of Advocate Cassim’s arbitration award by Judge Sutherland last week, Ajax have applied for and been granted a hearing.
As the case stands, Ndoro has played for three clubs this season – Orlando Pirates, Saudia Arabian side Al Faisaly and Ajax.
According to FIFA rules, a player cannot turn out for three clubs in one season.
But the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) then ruled that Ndoro could play. The PSL appealed the DRC’s decision and took the matter to arbitration. At the arbitration hearing, the case was referred to Fifa, with arbitrator Cassim declaring the DRC had no jurisdiction over the case.
Ajax took the matter to the High Court for an urgent interdict, which was dismissed, but the judge nevertheless granted Ajax an urgent review of the arbitrator’s verdict.
If the Deputy Judge President rules in Ajax’s favour, then the PSL has the option of taking the case to another arbitrator.