CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town won’t be able to field Tendai Ndoro for the foreseeable future after a Safa arbitrator referred his eligibility case to Fifa on Wednesday.
The Zimbabwean star is at his third club this season, having started out at Orlando Pirates, before joining Saudi Arabian side Al Faisaly.
He has been in top for the Urban Warriors, but due to a Fifa rule prohibiting players from turning out for three different clubs in one season, Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City lodged protests with the PSL.
The PSL’s dispute resolution chamber ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town and dismissed the protests a few days ago.
But Safa issued a statement on Wednesday that said arbitrator Nassir Cassim SC felt that the case should be referred to Fifa, as the PSL’s DRC “does not have jurisdiction over the matter”.
“In his ruling on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, Cassim SC referred the case to Fifa saying it was because the matter involved an overseas/international club. He also ruled that in the meantime, the player should stop playing for Ajax.”