Tendai Ndoro, in action for Ajax Cape Town. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN - The second Tendai Ndoro arbitration hearing, which was scheduled for Friday, has been postponed.

And so the case with regard to the eligibility of Ajax Cape Town’s Zimbabwean striker, because he has played for three clubs this season, drags on and continues to serve as a stain on the local football industry.

Now, with the promotion play-offs set to kick off next week, there is still no resolution to the issue. Initially, because Ajax believed there were extenuating circumstances in the Ndoro matter, they took the case to the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC).

The DRC ruled that Ndoro was eligible to play – and, ever since, it has devolved into a complete mess. The PSL disagreed with their own DRC, appealed the case, and it has now gone through an arbitration hearing, two court cases and, on two occasions, FIFA kicked the case back to South Africa, refusing to deal with the matter.

This week, at the same time that Ajax are involved in the biggest game in the club’s history –they have to beat Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday to retain their PSL status – the league tried to force the Cape club into a second arbitration hearing.

The hearing was scheduled for Friday, but Ajax objected, saying that it was procedurally flawed. When contacted today, Ajax chief executive Ari Efstathiou was only prepared to say: “The hearing has been postponed.”

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