JOHANNESBURG – Judge Denise Fisher granted the Premier Soccer League leave of appeal of her judgment that had set aside Advocate William Mokhari’s ruling on the Tendai Ndoro saga.
Mokhari, serving as a Safa arbitrator, had found Ajax Cape Town guilty on five charges of misconduct arising from the fielding of Ndoro who was deemed ineligible.
The Zimbabwean forward played for three clubs in one season – Orlando Pirates, Al Faisaly of Saudi Arabia and Ajax Cape Town – which is against Fifa rules. Mokhari handed Platinum Stars, Polokwane City and SuperSport United three points from the matches they played against Ajax with Ndoro on the field.
Ajax fought the matter which led to Judge Fisher setting aside Mokhari’s ruling – arguing that he didn’t have jurisdiction and the matter must be heard by the Fifa Player’s Status Commitee. The PSL appealed that decision as they argued that it harm their day-to-day dealings as they would need to go to Fifa first to deal with any matter that had an international direction.
Their appeal could be heard on Thursday at 2pm
At 11:30am Judge Mudau will hear the Urban Warriors urgent interdict to stop the start of the 2018/19 season. Should this matter finish before 2pm, then both parties will go back to Judge Fisher for the appeal of her decision.