World football governing body FIFA has on Tuesday 4 May released a statement expelling Zoo FC from the BetKing Premier League due to match-fixing.
The Kericho based side are said to have violated FIFA’s Disciplinary Code of 2019 after a series of Premier League matches between 2018 and 2020 were found to have been manipulated by high ranking individuals within the club.
After considering all the evidence before it, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has gone ahead to strip Zoo of its topflight status and demoted them to the FKF Division One (3rd tier) immediately.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee finds the club Zoo FC responsible for activities related to manipulation of football matches and competitions. The club is hereby expulsed from the 2020/21 Premier League season as of notification of the present decision,” reads part of the letter sent to Zoo.
Zoo can appeal the decision to FIFA’s Appeals Committee and have 10-days from the day of the notification to request the grounds of the decision.
Up until the expulsion, Herman Iswekha’s charges were rooted deep in the relegation zone of this year’s campaign.