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Pirates’ Ndoro Protest Won’t Affect Nedbank Cup Clash Against Ajax

Orlando Pirates Floyd Mbele declares Tendai Ndoro protest won't affect preparations

By Mkhize - Feb 08, 2018 08:50 AM

Its business as usual for Orlando Pirates as they prepare to take on Ajax Cape Town in a last 32 Nedbank Cup clash this coming Saturday. 

Read: Memela Ready For Pirates And Ajax Last 32 Clash

Last week saw an unprecedented move when the Buccaneers played their midweek league match against Urban Warriors. Ahead of that match Pirates lodged a formal protest which was signed by the Bucs skipper Mpho Makola and other PSL officials, over Ajax’s fielding of Tendai Ndoro. 

The Soweto giants went on to lose the fixture 3-0 with one of the goals assisted by Ndoro. Now as Pirates seek to welcome the Cape Town-based club, Bucs administrative chief whip, Floyd Mbele as told Soccer Laduma that the protest lodged will have no significant bearing on the clubs preparations.

“We’ve had over a week to prepare for this game so we are ready,” Mbele told Soccer Laduma. 

“With regards to our protest over the fielding of Ndoro, FIFA rules are there to dictate and govern how football is played and managed, and that where our protest stems from. There was a clear contravening of the rules.  

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“I want to assure the Pirates supporters that this will have no bearing on Saturday’s game. Our preparations are going as scheduled,” he added.

Asked if the club would be willing to take the matter further or protest should Tendai Ndoro be fielded on Saturday, Mbele opted to remain mum on the situation only stating that they cannot pre-empt things.  

“We can’t pre-empt things, the only thing we can do is prepare for the match,” said the Bucs man. 

Pirates host Ajax at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday 11 February 2018 with the match scheduled to begin at 20:15 


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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:07 AM
I'm waiting for PSL to give us and Polokwane city our deserved three points from Ajax Cape Town
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Reason85 Joined: 19 May 2017
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Reason85 Feb 08, 2018 08:42 PM
Something must be done and dusted once and for all about this Ndoro's saga ... #distructionboys aka the buccaneers
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Reason85 Joined: 19 May 2017
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Reason85 Feb 08, 2018 08:37 PM
Something must be done and dusted once and for all
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Reason85 Joined: 19 May 2017
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Reason85 Feb 08, 2018 08:35 PM
Something must be done and dust once and for all
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Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
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Munangwangwa Feb 08, 2018 02:28 PM
We need those three points.. how did Ajax not know about the rule? Yeses
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Soldier4Khosi Joined: 23 May 2014
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Soldier4Khosi Feb 08, 2018 02:16 PM
Are you going to file another protest if they use him for this Nedbank game?
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Feb 08, 2018 01:03 PM
WHEN ARE WE GETTING OUR THREE POINTS,SO TO CLOSE THE GAP ON DUNUS, DUNUS WILL HAVE A PROBLEM, CAUSE OF THEIR CAF ENGAGEMENTS AND THEY WILL HAVE LET GO LEAGUE
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Tom Po KeCanon Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Tom Po KeCanon Feb 08, 2018 12:58 PM
Pirates your protest will expose the other team with similar situation. Pirates is likely not to succeed owing to that other team.
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Caeser Wa LeKhosi(SothoBoy) Joined: 01 Aug 2017
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Caeser Wa LeKhosi(SothoBoy) Feb 08, 2018 12:53 PM
Hit them hard Ndoro! Rats are now doing the talking on papers as opposed to the field! what's up with this protest thing Rottos
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Love-downs Joined: 30 Dec 2017
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Love-downs Feb 08, 2018 12:24 PM
Ndorooooooooo! People r wetting their penties just the thought of ndoro crossing their minds! Lmao kikikikiki shapaaaa ndoro shapaaaa! 2-ajax cape town-1- orlando bugs be warned, the ....... Of March
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com Feb 08, 2018 11:44 AM
I said it before that Sundowns fans are stupit look at @dlaminincamiso comment it clearly shows the guy got no football brain.
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 08, 2018 11:40 AM
No Matter Ajax can Sign Messi or Ronaldo or Neymar if they Break Rules in Doing so we will Protest without fear,if they Follow the Rules we Will b Ready to Play them without Fear Simple
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 08, 2018 11:37 AM
@dlaminincamiso9 nd Which Cow r u talking about that we Signed?
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 08, 2018 11:36 AM
@dlaminincamiso9 Hey Pirates has no Case to loose here Cow Bucs are Playing by the Rules FIFA Made those Rules So that they can b Respected by Any Professional Team...Give us Ur Rules Then To Prove Bucs has no Case here
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Sir A one Joined: 03 Apr 2017
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Sir A one Feb 08, 2018 11:28 AM
Any update about the protest are we getting that 3 points o not ......
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sizwehoni@gmail.com Joined: 28 Aug 2017
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sizwehoni@gmail.com Feb 08, 2018 11:03 AM
Cn that @dlaminincamiso9 tell us which player is he talking about?
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JamieM Joined: 14 Feb 2014
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JamieM Feb 08, 2018 11:00 AM
@blaminincamiso. What player are you referring to? How many players have your team signed from Pirates? Ajax contravened FIFA rules. Maybe you have your own rules that allows it. If so just form your own league.
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Trebleboys Joined: 17 Jul 2011
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Trebleboys Feb 08, 2018 10:51 AM
@dlaminincamiso9 your player? Which player sir? As far as i remember we only have Sandilands as a former Sundowns player and he was a free Agent.
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Feb 08, 2018 10:28 AM
Win the game on the field and not in the boardroom. Why was he registered in the first place? The league should have refused his registration.
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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Feb 08, 2018 10:19 AM
Fielding an ineligible players is cheating at its best,and nobody want to be the victim of cheating. Ajax are only making things even worse for themselves by persisting on fielding Ndoro ,what if they lose the case?

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