World Players’ Union FIFPro, have confirmed that Clifton Miheso has filed a complaint to the world’s football governing body Fifa via his lawyer after he was allegedly forced to terminate his contract with Golden Arrows at gunpoint.
The incident happened early this year at the club’s offices at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The lawyer has requested that Fifa imposes a transfer ban and any other sanction that the football authority deems fit for Arrows and about $22 000 (R285 000) in unpaid wages.
“Clifton Miheso’s lawyer has filed a complaint to Fifa after the footballer was pressured by two men carrying guns to terminate his contract with South African club Golden Arrows,” reads the statement Fifpro’s website.
“The armed men arrived in the club’s offices where he was meeting with the chief executive and pressured him into signing a document rescinding his contract.
Later that day, the club’s chairwoman persuaded Miheso to drop a police complaint and instructed him to write a letter which she dictated stating he had no issue with the club and it had treated him well
Miheso, who feared for his life, returned to his native Kenya within days of the January 14th incident.
His lawyer is seeking a transfer ban or any other sanction Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber sees fit for Golden Arrows and about $22,000 in unpaid wages.
Durban-based Golden Arrows has failed to provide any satisfactory information about the incident, according to the lawyer,” concludes the statement.
The case is also still being pursued by the South African Professional Players Union (SAFPU)- who picketed outside a Fifa Summit in Johannesburg recently- while the 23-year old has joined newly promoted Zambian Premier League club Buildicon FC on a one-year deal.