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Zoo withdraws from NSL, blames move on stalemate in football 

Monday, June 20th, 2022 01:29 | By
Kericho based Zoo FC players during a past match. PHOTO/PD/Library

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League side Zoo Kericho has withdrawn from the National Super League (NSL) alleging that the Transition Committee ran the league unprofessionally. 

Zoo, who were relegated from the FKF Premier League last year over match-fixing claims, have rubber-stamped its stance that it has no confidence in the Committee in running the second-tier leagues in the country. 

In a statement, Club Chairman Ken Ochieng’ said they have been victims of match manipulation, poor officiating and unfair and delayed findings on its match day protests. 

“We hereby immediately withdraw from the FKF Transition Committee- organized and run NSL 2021/22 season. To our dearest and most loyal set of fans and admirers, the dream remains afloat. To participate in a disorderly mismanaged league is a betrayal to FIFA, CAF and FKF Statutes and the leagues they organize where we dream to feature when everything stabilizes,” read the statement.

It added: “To this end, we await the FKF directions on when a FIFA-recognised league will commence.” 

 In the terse statement, Ochieng’ said they deem their continued participation in an already contaminated league at the expense of their unresolved grievances is not only a waste of time but also their hard-earned meager resources in the absence of  the sponsorship.

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