The race to 2017 Kenyan Premier League title has taken a new twist following decision by KPL to temporarily 'pluck' Zoo FC and Nakumatt off the calendar.
KPL took the decision following a High Court ruling on Thursday that quashed the promotion of the two teams to the top tier, a move that throws open the league with upto four teams joining the title race with the final finish in December.
A High Court last Thursday ruled that the top tier league of 18 teams was illegally constituted, forcing KPL to exclude Zoo FC and Nakumatt from the fixtures in compliance with the court directive.
The decision could not have come at a better time for the defending champions, who have been presented with an opportunity to cut K'Ogalo's lead to three points should they win their Saturday match against Gor Mahia in Kericho.
Tusker now have 36 points while Gor Mahia, who lost nine points are still top with 47 points.