Absa Premiership

Ajax 'innocent until proven guilty' over Ndoro

2018-02-06 14:23
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town continue to protest their innocence over fielding striker Tendai Ndoro despite the fact that the Zimbabwe international has played for three clubs during one league season.

The 32-year-old has played for Orlando Pirates, Saudi Arabian outfit Al Faisaly as well as the Urban Warriors in 2017/18. Ajax's decision to select the forward seems to contravene FIFA rules which state that a player can't turn out for three different teams in one season.

However, the Premier Soccer League's Dispute Resolution Chamber gave Ajax permission to use Ndoro, although the league has since said they would appeal the decision reached by their own DRC.

The Luveve-born star has featured four times for Ajax while scoring once in a 3-1 victory over Platinum Stars. However, both Pirates and Cape Town City have played a match under protest when the Zimbabwean has figured. 

Nonetheless, Ajax official Thabiso 'Shooz' Mekuto believes the experienced performer is guiltless until proven otherwise. Speaking to KickOff, he said: "The DRC made the ruling and the PSL made an appeal. We are waiting for the hearing. You remain innocent until proven guilty."

Sport24 has learned that other owners and coaches in the league that Ajax are indeed on contravention of FIFA laws and will be docked points that could spell certain relegation to the NFD.

Muhsin Ertugral's men are next in action in the last-32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday at Orlando Stadium when they face the Sea Robbers for a place in the next round of the competition.

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