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Zoo FC players found guilty of match fixing

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Zoo FC has been relegated from the Premier League after the Fifa Ethics committee recommendation found them guilty of match fixing.

According to the communiqué from the Federation the Kericho based side has been punished for the player’s alleged match fixing at Kenya’s top tier league.

It is on record that the Zoo Coach Herman Iswekha on the eve of their match in the Premier League said that they were doing away with players who were accused of the vice.

The club announced the exit of Sammy Sindani, Norman Werunga, and Martin Elungat two days before their crucial game against AFC Leopards at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.

“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,” the Fkf statement read.

 “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,” concluded the statement.”

It was alleged that the players put stakes on some betting platforms ahead of their matches thereby manipulating the outcome.

Zoo FC Club Chairman Ken Ochieng had allegedly raised concerns over the rampant match fixing claims associated with the club.

Ochieng alleged that the results posted by the Club were suspicious calling on the relevant bodies to investigate the growing links to pre-determined results.

He also questioned the lavish lifestyles of his players.

The lawyer argued that the vice is very rampant in the league saying that it is deeply rooted.

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