Orlando Pirates may have withdrawn their complaint regarding Ajax Cape Town and the eligibility of Tendai Ndoro, although other parties don’t appear to be doing the same.
The Ndoro saga has been dragging on for months now after it emerged that he was playing for his third club in the same season, something that has been questioned based on FIFA rules regarding player eligibility. FIFA’s rules say that a player can only play for two clubs in a season, while the Zimbabwean is thought to have played for three.
Polokwane were one of several teams who played under protest against Ajax as they continued to field the player after the Dispute Resolutions Chamber gave them permission to do so, with Pirates, SuperSport United and Platinum Stars also filing grievances with the matter. Pirates are no longer involved.
The Siya crew spoke to Polokwane’s media officer, Vusi Ntimane, who confirmed that Rise & Shine are still pursuing the matter, despite the fact that Pirates decided to pull the plug on their complaint.
Ntimane told the crew, “The case is still on from our side, nothing has changed. We’re prepared to go until the end.”
It is hoped that the matter can be put to bed prior to this weekend’s decisive games in the Absa Premiership – where four teams can still end up in the relegation play-offs – although there has been no recent word from the Premier Soccer League as to where things are currently at.
Meanwhile, he also confirmed that anybody who arrives between 12h00 and 14h30 on Saturday for Polokwane’s crucial clash with Chippa United will receive free entry into the stadium.