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Polokwane City have voiced their dissatisfaction with the Tendai Ndoro decision

Posted: 27 March 2018 Time: 19:30

Polokwane City are not happy that their protest against Tendai Ndoro has been dismissed by the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee and will consult their lawyers to see what they do next.

City played under protest in their match against Ajax Cape Town, which ended 1-1 at old Peter Mokaba Stadium in February.

Both City and Orlando Pirates lodged a protest against Ndoro, who is in the wrong for playing for three clubs in one season.

The Zimbabwean played for Pirates in August last year before making a move to Saudi Arabia to join Al-Faisaly.

After a difficult few months in Saudi Arabia, Ndoro made a return to the PSL to join the Urban Warriors, who were in desperate need of a striker to help them fight relegation.

A statement sent out by the PSL said: “The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr. Ndoro’s eligibility had already been ruled upon by the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber as the issue of his eligibility fell within its sphere of jurisdiction. In the circumstances, the Disciplinary Committee ruled that it lacked the necessary jurisdiction to hear the Protests and they were both dismissed. The Protesting clubs; Orlando Pirates FC and Polokwane City FC were ordered to pay the costs of the hearing.

City spokesperson Vusi Ntimane says Rise and Shine are consulting with their lawyers regarding the issue of Ndoro and did not rule out possibility of them lodging an appeal against the PSL DC ruling.

"We still have to consult our lawyers about way forward. It’s still within our rights to make an appeal,” Ntimane said.

"We believe a player is not allowed to play for three teams in a single season,” he added.

Pirates official, Floyd Mbele, refused to comment on the matter.

The appeal hearing against the DRC’s decision is set down for hearing on Wednesday before Advocate N. Cassim SC.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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