The court application by the Urban Warriors was for an urgent interdict that would allow Ndoro to feature once again, in line with the initial PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber ruling.
The Premier Soccer League, in support of the arbitrator’s ruling then opposed this interdict, after they initially took the DRC ruling to arbitration themselves.
The Southern Gauteng High Court then ruled to dismiss the appeal by Ajax and Ndoro, thus meaning that arbitrator Nassir Cassim’s ordering of the player not to feature in any games until the matter is resolved by FIFA is to be upheld.
“Ajax went to court to interdict the ruling of Cassim, the arbitrator, and their application was dismissed – full-stop, that’s exactly what happened,” confirmed the PSL’s Head of Media Luxolo September.
“It was an application to set aside the arbitrator’s ruling, and it was dismissed because there were no qualifications to it.”
It was subsequently reported that Ajax reserved the right to decide on whether to field Ndoro in future games, according to club boss Ari Efstathiou, at their own discretion.
However, September has debunked this and insists that the ruling made by arbitrator Cassim SC cannot be disregarded, while hoping the matter will be resolved by FIFA soon.
“The court outcome was a positive one for us, so the decision of the arbitration stands and Ajax can’t say otherwise. What the rules say is what matters,” he concluded.
Ajax are in dire straits at present, following their 2-1 defeat to AmaZulu on Tuesday, as they find themselves stuck in 15th position and three points adrift of SuperSport United and Polokwane City in 14th and 13th places respectively.