Zoo Kericho were handed a major boost in their maiden top flight race after The Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) awarded the three points for their match against Tusker.
The committee ruled that Tusker surrender their match against the Kericho-based side for fielding players without valid Football Kenya Federation cards.
The Brewers had been indicted before the IDCC for failing to produce valid FKF cards for 18 of their players on 10th May 2017 where they won the match 2-0 at the Kericho Green Stadium. Zoo Kericho have therefore been handed the match on a 2-0 basis.
“It is beyond conjecture that Tusker FC did not comply with the rules regarding presentation of valid FKF Cards,” IDCC said in its ruling.
“The disciplinary body further stated: “Rule 3.5 (g) of the Rules of Kenyan Football provides inter alia that the referee and assistant referees must inspect and confirm that the players have valid FKF cards. Rule 3.5(h) states that ‘every player must present their FKF card to the referee before kick off of every match…..’. It goes further to prescribe that a player cannot be fielded without a valid card approved by the referee. It is thus clear that fielding of a player without a valid FKF card renders such player(s) ineligible players.”
The Independent Disciplinary & Complaining Committee (IDCC) is the Tribunal for solving disputes in the game of football managed under the auspices of the Kenyan Premier League Limited.