Cape Town - Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has blamed Tendai Ndoro for the ongoing saga over his
alleged ineligibility to play for Ajax Cape Town during the 2017/18 season.
Ndoro joined Ajax midway through the
campaign, having previously represented Orlando Pirates and Al-Faisaly. This
raised eyebrows within the Premiership, as some felt he had violated a FIFA
rule by representing his third club in the same season.
A ruling by SAFA arbitrator William Mokhari
that Ajax should effectively be relegated to the National First Division was
set aside by judge Denise Fisher at the South Gauteng High Court, as she ruled
that only FIFA had jurisdiction over the matter.
However, the PSL is set to
appeal against this.
"Ndoro could have resolved this matter
if he had gone to the FIFA Players' Status Committee first to clarify his
position," Khoza said, addressing the media.
"On the issue of Judge Fisher, we are
saying that the way it comes across as is that all matters that have got an
international dimension must first go to FIFA before they are resolved (locally).
"Imagine if we got matters of 20
people who are affected and had an international dimension. It means their
matters must first go to FIFA before they are resolved.
"The crux of the matter here is that
Ndoro could have resolved this matter if he went to the FIFA Players' Status
Committee first to clarify his position."
The dispute has left the starting date of
the 2018/19 PSL season in doubt, with Ajax reportedly threatening to interdict
the PSL if they continue with their plans to resume business as usual.