Alexandra Black Aces boss Mario Morfou astonished by claims they owe money to Chicken Inn regarding Tendai Ndoro sale
Posted: 10 January 2017 Time: 09:14
Alexandra Black Aces co-chairman Mario Morfou is disappointed by weekend reports claiming that Zimbabwean outfit Chicken Inn have gone to FIFA seeking compensation for the sale of Tendai Ndoro.
Chicken Inn sold Ndoro to Mpumalanga Black Aces in 2013, with the Zimbabwean later switching allegiance to Orlando Pirates in June 2015.
According to Aces, Chicken Inn believed they were due 30 percent of any future move by Ndoro within a five-year period, but Morfou says FIFA ruled in favour of his club on the matter in November last year.
"The matter between Aces, Ndoro and Chicken Inn was cleared by FIFA late last year," said Morfou on his club's website.
"The claimant was given 10 days to appeal the decision and according to our knowledge they never did, meaning they accepted the ruling made by FIFA last November.
"The stories published over the weekend are one-sided and Aces doesn’t owe Chicken Inn any money as everything was done by the book.
"The fact that this was sorted out on the 29th November 2016 and six weeks later this is still circulating in the media is astonishing and poor journalism."
The topflight status of Mpumalanga Black Aces was in June sold to John Comitis, who subsequently launched Cape Town City.
The Morfou brothers in September then formed Alex Black Aces, which campaigns in the ABC Motsepe League.