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Rules Stop Dismissed Baroka Skipper From Playing This Season

Olaleng Shaku Won't Be Playing For Anyone After Leaving Baroka

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 08, 2018 07:00 AM

The rules of the National Soccer League prevent Witbank Spurs’ newest signing from playing again this season.

Read: Olaleng Joins Spurs

Spurs confirmed on Wednesday that they had snapped up 29-year-old defender, Olaleng Shaku, following his exit from Baroka, explaining that he had joined them until the end of the season. 

The National First Division said that the former Bakgaga captain would be key to them pushing for promotion but clearly didn’t read the rules that prevent him from being registered to play.

The NSL rules state as follows:

Only the following categories of Players may be registered by a Member Club outside of the registration periods stated above:

31.6.1. A Player who was not under contract with any club at the time that the previous registration period closed;

31.6.2. An amateur Player who has a clearance certificate; or

31.6.3. A Player who has been declared a free agent. 

The NSL’s terminology refers to a ‘free agent’ as a player who has been ‘declared a free agent by the Dispute Resolution Chamber of the League or by a SAFA Tribunal, a FIFA Tribunal, or a Court of Law’. This doesn’t cover players who have been released.

It remains to be seen how Spurs will handle the situation, as they may now have agreed to pay Shaku until the end of the season even though he isn’t eligible to play.


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BhakaTM Joined: 05 Jun 2011
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BhakaTM Mar 09, 2018 06:07 AM
Rule knowledge ,application or interpretation is a HUGE problem in our football...now this player could possible sit at home idle while being paid by the club...teams must invest in competent leanered administration teams which won't embarass the hell out of them...It is sad that we our ourselves like proving the assertion out there that the best way to hide something from a Black man is to put it into writing...One can never over estimate the importance of reading...especially if your job flatly relies on such....huge embarassment this....not only for this club but for our football cause its not the first time...
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Bra Big Joined: 08 Mar 2018
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Bra Big Mar 08, 2018 12:24 PM
Eish olaleng Shaku is my boy I thought he was signed on pre contract
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cado ka cadolo Joined: 01 Jan 2018
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cado ka cadolo Mar 08, 2018 11:36 AM
Eish
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Masters009 Joined: 25 Mar 2016
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Masters009 Mar 08, 2018 10:43 AM
@Xolisa{khosificated}, you don't know what u talkin abt memver. Majoro terminated his contract before closing date n was signed outside the window period he was already a free agent by the closing date
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matlakala Joined: 08 Mar 2018
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matlakala Mar 08, 2018 10:42 AM
i think...PSL should explain rules to the players as well...
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Mpolamolele Joined: 31 Jan 2018
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Mpolamolele Mar 08, 2018 09:47 AM
majoro terminated and registered in January window
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Mpolamolele Joined: 31 Jan 2018
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Mpolamolele Mar 08, 2018 09:45 AM
psl want to avoid game of teams terminating players contract intentionally to save their beloved sisters....again let me give an example....platinum stars is in danger...will you agree if pirates terminate contracts of 6 players ..after few days join platinum stars...I know shaku contract is terminated.....there is thin line separating the two...because they are not sure....they formed this rule...yes m in pain too for player to sit home without a work.....remember some players do act unlawfully so that they can be released....some go awol if clubs refuse to release them...thinking the employer will terminate and leave
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Mar 08, 2018 09:39 AM
Not so long ago a Zimbabwean player by the name of Kudakwashe Mahachi's contract at Sundowns was "terminated" outside the transfer window period and he was said to be going back to school but within a week the player was playing in the green & yellow colours of Lamonteville Golden Arrows. At the end of the season when other clubs had shown interest in the player they were told NO, the player was still a Sundowns player.This is what George Orwell meant in Animal Farm when he said, "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS."
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Xolisa{khosificated} Mar 08, 2018 09:38 AM
But Majoro was released sometime in February by Chiefs back in 2014 but Rats signed and registered him without any dispute.... Maybe NSL rules favours Khoza
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Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
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Mtwesi Mar 08, 2018 09:33 AM
A fired player is free to join any club. Shaku is free agent isn't he after dismissed by bakgakga?
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Mpolamolele Joined: 31 Jan 2018
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Mpolamolele Mar 08, 2018 09:28 AM
he is free to join club of his choice after june window period....psl is competition...meaning you buy players n compete ...you not allowed to buy in the middle of competition.....that will be absolutely out of competition if team players allowed to move from club to another in the middle of competition.....imajine chiefs terminate contract of paez...n join pirates tomorrow...I know u love this guy but rule is a rule....I am also from ga-mphahlele...shaku is great player wll play after next window period
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khosiological Joined: 29 Oct 2013
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khosiological Mar 08, 2018 09:19 AM
confusing laws
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Mar 08, 2018 09:12 AM
@mellokunenegmailcom, I fully agree with you.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Mar 08, 2018 09:09 AM
@Mpolamolele, what you are saying is an assumption.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Mar 08, 2018 09:08 AM
These rules are unfair. A player is released from his contract, yet he is not considered a free agent. How the league still apply these outdated rules is beyond my knowledge.
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Mpolamolele Joined: 31 Jan 2018
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Mpolamolele Mar 08, 2018 08:47 AM
they know that some teams will terminate contract of their players to save other clubs for example....pirates will terminate five players contract ...then join platinum stars to save it..
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mello.kunene@gmail.com Mar 08, 2018 07:57 AM
NO, the contract of the player was terminated ,it means he is a free agent, SAFA must look at these. player is free to play because is a free agent.

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