South African club relegated after using ineligible player

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A South African soccer club has been relegated after losing points for fielding a player who had already played for two other clubs in the same season.

Ajax Cape Town, which is linked to famous Dutch club Ajax, was found guilty of playing Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro in three games. Ndoro had already played for league rival Orlando Pirates and for Saudi Arabian club al-Faisaly in the 2017-18 season.

FIFA doesn't allow players to represent more than two clubs in the same season.

A South African Football Association tribunal ruled that Ajax Cape Town must forfeit the three games Ndoro appeared in as 3-0 losses, meaning it dropped to the bottom of the league standings and was automatically relegated.

Ajax Cape Town was also fined $27,000.

People also read these

Ethiopian runner who protested at Olympics...

Aug 15, 2018

An Ethiopian marathon runner who went into exile after protesting against oppression in his home...

Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer...

Sep 24, 2017

Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship

Kenya's Olympic track team manager ordered held...

Aug 10, 2016

A magistrate has ruled that Kenya's track and field manager can be held for 28 days while police...

Kiprop confirms failed doping test, alleges...

May 3, 2018

Former Olympic 1500-meter champion Asbel Kiprop says he has tested positive for doping and is...

Former world hurdles champion Bett killed in car...

Aug 8, 2018

Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles,...

Sign up now!

Daily Sprinter delivers the cutting-edge content from game reports to viral videos for our audiences worldwide. Our passionate writers strive to deliver a unique approach to the hottest sports news.

Contact us: sales[at]dailysprinter.com