Zoo Kericho, Nakumatt reinstated back to the league

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The two clubs were scrapped off the league two weeks ago following a ruling by High Court that cited their illegal promotion

Kenya’s  Court of Appeal  has overturned earlier decision by High Court and instead, reinstated Zoo FC and Nakumatt FC to the Kenyan Premier League.

The two clubs were scrapped off the league two weeks ago following a ruling by High Court Judge, John Mativo on September 21 that KPL league was illegally constituted.

Judge Mativa in his ruling found that the two clubs were illegally promoted to the league last season.

The High Court had taken issues with the illegal composition of the 18-team league when it directed that the league should be made up of 16 teams.

Former Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya had challenged the league composition at the High Court and KPL obeyed the order by suspending the two clubs from the league.

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But FKF appealed the decision and their prayers were granted by the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, who gave Zoo and Nakumatt reprieve following a successful appeal.

The return of the two now throws the ball back to AFC Leopards and Mathare United courts as they struggle to stay afloat in the league.

The two clubs are currently struggling to scratch their way up the danger zone as the league nears completion.

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