Zimbabwean international, Tendai Ndoro will again find himself looking for a new team for the upcoming season, having parted ways with Ajax Cape Town.
The striker joined the Urban Warriors in the January transfer window – albeit under a cloud of controversy – as he had gotten in the books of a third different club in a single season, after returning to South Africa from Saudi outfit Al-Fasaily Harmah, which he joined after leaving Orlando Pirates at the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
The move to the Mother City landed Ajax in a bit more trouble than they bargained for, as they were docked points and, ultimately, condemned to the National First Division (NFD) following a complaint filed against the outfit.
On Monday, the club announced that it would not be renewing its contract with the 30-year-old, meaning that he is forced to look for his fourth home in less than a season.
“The club would like to wish Tendai all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his services over the past six months,” a statement in Ajax’ website reads.
Ndoro made just seven appearances in all competition for the Urban Warriors due to the ongoing investigation, scoring once in a 3-1 victory over Platinum Stars, a result which would be overturned in Dikwena’s favour as the three points earned from the fixture would be awarded the other way after Ajax were found guilty of contravening Fifa rules.
Following the ruling, the outfit from the Mother City would find themselves replacing Stars at the bottom of the PSL log, as they were relegated for the first time in their twenty-year history.
Ndoro grabbed headlines last week after the footballer was arrested for allegedly strangling his wife, and also throwing a TV set at her. Ndoro was involved in a nasty fight with his wife at their home in Boksburg last week, which saw him spending the weekend in jail.
Speaking to Sowetan outside the Boksburg Magistrate's Court where Ndoro appeared, Thando confirmed that she opened a case against her husband after he allegedly tried to choke her.
Thando said she had suffered enough humiliation from Ndoro. She accused her husband of having an affair with a prominent ANC member.
"He started changing around March this year. He would always get calls from girls here and there but it's nothing I took seriously," she shared. She said Tuesday's fight was over car keys.
"He pinned me on the bed and strangled me while he searched for the keys. He then picked up a TV and threw it at me but I managed to dodge it and it hit the wall," she said.
"I called the police but they advised me not to open a case yet and talk things through with my husband."
Thando said Ndoro called a family meeting, where he again lost his temper.
"He tried to make me sign documents stating that I was not his legal wife as we are only married traditionally. I refused to sign those documents and he lost his mind and threw a bottle of juice, which broke against the wall and pieces of broken glass hit some people in the room."