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Tusker FC Defender Isaac Kipyegon headlines a list of 15 players who were provisionally suspended by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) over match-fixing allegations.

The defender joined Tusker last year from AFC Leopards, where he had the privilege of skippering the former champions before his exit. He played for Zoo FC before joining Leopards.

In a letter signed by the chief executive officer, Barry Otieno, on Friday, the Kenyan governing body claimed they had confidential reports that the individuals engaged in match-fixing, but their fate will be determined after the end of an investigation by FIFA and FKF Integrity Department.

“Football Kenya Federation has received confidential reports alleging the involvement of various players and officials in match-fixing activities,” the statement read in part.

“To protect the integrity of the league, in line with the Federation’s zero-tolerance policy match-fixing, the Federation has with immediate effect provisionally suspended the individuals pending the investigations of the matter by the FIFA & FKF’s integrity department.”

The list includes Willis Ochieng Oganyo (Coach-Zetech University), Hamidu Kwizera Lucas (former player Zoo FC), Vincent Misikhu (former player Zoo FC), Sammy Sindani Sabiri (Silibwet Leons FC), Michael Idovolo Madoya (former player Nairobi City Stars) and Johnstone Ligare (former player Zoo FC).

Others are Geoffrey Gichana (Zoo FC), Dominic Oma Okoth (Kericho Rovers FC), Isaac Kipyegon (Tusker FC)Stanislausus Akiya Munyasa (Silibwet Leons FC), William Odunga (Silibwet Leons), Daniel Kiptoo (former player Zoo FC) and Brian Lumumba (Zoo FC).

Monde Selenga Mangili (head coach of Kericho FC), Dennis Monda (former Player of Vihiga United) are also under scrutiny.

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