Ndoro’s former club win court case against PSL relegation

Tendai Ndoro’s former club Ajax Cape Town has been restored to 15th position on the Absa Premiership log standings after their bid to set aside the ruling for arbiter Advocate William Mokhari was successful on Monday.

By Sports Reporter 

In the case with regard to the registration of Warriors striker Tendai Ndoro, Judge Denise Fischer has handed the matter back to the Fifa Players’ Status Committee (PSC) to make a final ruling on the issue.

Monday’s judgment was specifically about Ajax’s bid to have the arbitrator Advocate William Mokhari’s finding set aside. In Mokhari’s verdict, Ajax were docked nine points, dropping to last on the PSL log and relegated to the First Division.

Judge Fischer on Monday set aside the verdict, which means things remain as it was before Mokhari. Ajax finish second-last on the PSL standings and in the play-off position. In essence, the play-offs that took place, and won by Black Leopards, is now null and void. Importantly, Judge Fischer has stressed that only the Fifa PSC has jurisdiction over the Ndoro case.

It means the points that were awarded to Platinum Stars‚ SuperSport United and Polokwane City are returned to Ajax‚ which moves them from the bottom of the league‚ and automatic relegation‚ back to 15th position.

It also means AmaZulu are returned to the top eight‚ with SuperSport United slipping out of the top half for the first time in their history.

Ndoro played for the three clubs last season – Orlando Pirates, Al Faisaly in Saudia Arabia and Ajax – which is against Fifa rules. Ajax, though, believe there are other extenuating issues at play in the Ndoro matter, which is why they played him after initially getting the go-ahead from the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. While Ajax have won this round, it’s not over yet. Now the ball is in Fifa’s court.

The Parow based club has since parted ways with Tendai Ndoro, now it remain to be seen if the Urban Warriors are going to bring back the Zimbabwean.

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Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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