Former Everton star Victor Anichebe accuses his club Beijing Enterprises of match-fixing

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The 30-year-old striker has dragged the Beijing based club to the football governing body for necessary action

Victor Anichebe has accused his club Beijing Enterprises of match-fixing, claiming he was told ‘not to try’ twice by the club’s coaching staff.

The Nigeria international joined the Chinese League One side in the summer of 2017 after leaving Sunderland.

The forward had made 11 appearances, scoring twice for the Beijing based club before the dispute with the second-tier side last October.

The former Everton and West Bromwich Albion striker claimed that his teammates told him 'this is China, we do as we're told' after questioning the instruction by his club’s coaching crew.

According to Daily Mail, Anichebe’s Lawyer Chris Farnell met with Beijing's general manager on behalf of his client twice but nothing has been done about the issue which made the forward to report the case to Fifa.

"We have been instructed to approach Beijing's general manager on the player's behalf but, to date, his appeals for action have been ignored on two occasions,” Chris Farnell said.

"We have since reported the matter to the appropriate associations."

Beijing Enterprises have kept mute on the incident and have not denied the claims, nor admitted it.

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This is not the first time such incident will occur in Chinese football and Anichebe will be hoping for necessary action from the football governing body.

 

 

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