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Ajax Cape Town relegated due to ineligible Tendai Ndoro


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South African club Ajax Cape Town have been relegated from the Premier League for fielding an ineligible player.

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) ruled that the three games that Zimbabwean footballer Tendai Ndoro featured in for Ajax should be forfeited.

Ndoro has played for three clubs this season, including Orlando Pirates, and Saudi club Al Faisaly, which goes against FIFA regulations.

In light of the regulations, Ajax announced on its social media that they are “preparing papers to be filed urgently before the high court in Johannesburg for the matter to be heard tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10am.

“The club will seek to interdict the promotion playoffs from commencing on Wednesday 16th May at 3pm.”

SAFA’s ruling would cost Ajax to fall to a total of 24 points, as they lose the seven points gained in the matches played against Platinum Stars, Polokwane and SuperSport United.

Furthermore, the South African club has been punished for four other matches in which Ndoro was part of the squad.

Ajax have also been penalised for a further four matches in which they have fielded Ndoro in. The 33-year-old striker himself has been suspended for two games by SAFA.

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