FIFA orders expulsion and relegation of ZOO FC due to match-fixing charges : The standard Sports


Zoo Kericho FC players Kelvin Oduor, Kepha Ombati and Daniel Kiptoo during KPL match against Gor Mahia at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County on Oct 4, 2018. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

World football’s governing body FIFA has ordered the expulsion of Zoo FC from the 2020/21 Kenya Premier League season after finding them responsible for what they referred to as “match manipulation”.

According to a statement seen by newsrooms, FIFA also ordered the club be relegated to the FKF Division One league for the next season.

“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee fins the club Zoo FC responsible for activities related to manipulation of football matches and competitions.

The club is hereby expulsed from the Kenyan Premier League season 2020/21 as of the date of notification of the present decision. The Committee also hereby orders the relegation of the first team of the club to the FKF Division One for next season.”

FIFA has also asked Zoo FC to contact them in the next 30 days and implement a ‘prevention plan’ as an educational directive created to combat and prevent match manipulation.



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