Ajax Cape Town confirmed yesterday that the Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled in favour of the club and Tendai Ndoro although it was not long after, that the PSL appealed the decision.
Ajax claimed a 3-0 win over Orlando Pirates at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, January 31, with Ndoro returning to the line-up.
The Urban Warriors’ head coach has since given his comment following the ruling that Ndoro is clear to play for the club, despite the FIFA regulations which state that a player is allowed to be registered for three clubs in a season but only play official matches for two of those clubs.
“At the moment (it) was out of my hands, we were waiting for it. I think from my personal view, from my opinion, there is a player, plays in the country (and) now goes to another country, outside the country. So, there is a very clear line on it which says overlapping. (He) comes back to another club (and) he plays under one federation, two clubs, but he (previously) comes from a different environment.
“In the end, it was not my decision, it has been done and told to us that I could use him,” Ertugral told the media following Ajax’s 3-0 win over Pirates.
However, in a twist of events, the Premier Soccer League decided to appeal the DRC’s decision to clear Ndoro to play, with Ertugral stating that it is out of control as he was given the go-ahead to field the Zimbabwean international.
“Look, it was clear that they have told me (to) go ahead, I am a technical guy, I’m (on) the technical side, so I (got) the go-ahead. So if I have a go-ahead, I have a go-ahead so that is what I did,” Ertugral said.