Harambee Stars winger Clifton Miheso has filed a complaint to FIFA over claims that he was forced at gunpoint to terminate his contract with South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Golden Arrows on 14 January 2017.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the ex AFC Leopards and Thika United winger narrates how the ordeal panned on the fateful day and admitted that he was still traumatized with the events which he describes he had only watched in movies.
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“On that day, the coach approached me after our training session and informed me that the CEO wanted to see me in his office. I went as instructed and was shocked when he said that the club wanted to terminate my contract.
“I rang my agent at the same time and as the talks were ongoing between the CEO and my agent, two men in black suit entered the office. I had not seen them before so I thought maybe they had lost direction and were about to ask for help but they did not talk.
“Suddenly the CEO instructed that I sign the termination document and as I was still hesitating the two guys pulled out their guns and one of them cocked his. I was terrified and I had to sign the document after which the guys went with it.
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“These are scenes that I had only seen in movies and they still affect me to date. I reported the case to the police the same day because I was scared of my life,” Miheso narrated.
In the letter addressed to FIFA according to BBC, the 24-year-old is seeking a transfer ban or other sanction to be placed on Golden Arrows and also wants $22,000 (Apprx: Ksh 2.2M) he claims he is owed in wages. The winger's legal representative says the club has failed to provide any satisfactory information about the incident.
Miheso has won 14 caps for Kenya and scored five goals and is currently plying his trade with Zambian side Buildcom FC.