Nassir Cassim SC has ruled that the Tendai Ndoro matter be referred to the world football governing body, FIFA arguing the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) does not have jurisdiction over the matter.
Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City had lodged a protest with the PSL arguing that Ajax Cape Town had contravened FIFA rules by fielding the player.
The player played for Pirates before signing for a Saudi Arabia side Al Faisaly before returning to the Absa Premiership to join Ajax.
FIFA rules prohibit a player to play for three different clubs in a single season.
In his ruling on Wednesday, March 28, Cassim referred the case to FIFA saying it was because the matter involved an overseas/international club.
He also ruled that in the meantime, the player should stop playing for Ajax.
Article 5.3 of Fifa’s regulations on the status and transfer of players states: “Players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs.”