The PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber has ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town and Tendai Ndoro.
As reported yesterday by the Siya crew, the DRC hearing regarding Ndoro’s registration at the club was still on-going, as at the time the parties involved were still uncertain about whether or not the player would be eligible to play for the club this season.
According to the FIFA regulations, rule 5.3 states that a player is allowed to register with three clubs in one season, but only play official matches for two of those clubs.
Ndoro has been registered with Orlando Pirates, Al-Faisaly and Ajax during the current 2017/18 campaign, having played for all three clubs so far this season, which indicated that the player might have contravened the FIFA regulations.
Rule 5.3 states, “Players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs. As an exception to this rule, a player moving between two clubs belonging to associations with overlapping seasons (i.e. start of the season in summer/autumn as opposed to winter/spring) may be eligible to play in official matches for a third club during the relevant season, provided he has fully complied with his contractual obligations towards his previous clubs.
However, after appearing before the PSL’s DRC, the club has since confirmed that the Dispute Resolutions Chamber has ruled in favour of the club and Ndoro and the player is now eligible to play.
Ajax will lock horns with Pirates at the Cape Town Stadium this evening, Wednesday January 31, and it remains to be seen whether the Zimbabwean international will be in the line-up to face his former side.