Bottom placed Kenyan Premier League side Zoo FC have been expelled from the Kenyan Premier League.
Zoo, according to a letter from FIFA’s Deputy Chairman of their Disciplinary Committee Alejandro Piera, the club was found responsible for activities related to manipulating football matches and competitions.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee finds the club Zoo FC responsible for activities related to manipulation of football matches and competitions.
The club Zoo FC is hereby expelled from the Kenyan Premier League Season 2020/21 as of the date of notification of the present decision,” the letter from FIFA noted.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) through CEO Barry Otieno didn’t waste any time in putting the section into use.
“We wish to inform you that we are in receipt of correspondence from FIFA dated May 4, 2021 (attached herein) with regard to a FIFA disciplinary Committee ruling against your club on grounds of Manipulation of football matches and competition.
“Regrettably, in view of the aforementioned decision and in accordance with FKF’s obligation to FIFA statutes, the federation has expulsed your club from the 2020/2021 FKF Premier League season and relegated Zoo FC to the FKF Division One League for the season 2021/2022.
“We thank you for taking note and for your good understanding,” FKF’s letter to Zoo Chairman noted.
Zoo leaves the league rooted at the bottom of the log with eight points after 14 games having won only one match since the start of the season.