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Anichebe Reports Own Club Beijing Enterprises To FIFA Over Alleged Match-Fixing

Anichebe Reports Own Club Beijing Enterprises To FIFA Over Alleged Match-Fixing

Nigeria forward, Victor Anichebe, has reported his own club, Beijing Enterprises, to FIFA over allegations of match-fixing.

The former Everton and West Brom striker according to a report in the dailymail lodged the complaint after alleging he was asked ‘not to try’ by coaches on two occasions, including for a game against their local rivals.

Anichebe questioned the instruction but claimed he was told by team-mates: ‘This is China, we do as we’re told.’

The 30-year-old has been in dispute with the club since last October and sought legal advice to take up his case.

Manchester-based sports lawyer Chris Farnell approached Beijing’s general manager on Anichebe’s behalf but his appeals for action have been ignored on two occasions and action has still to be taken.

While Anichebe never refused to play, the dispute has cost him a year of his playing career, one where he could have laid claim to a World Cup place with Nigeria, had he played regularly at a competitive level.

Now Anichebe has taken the complaint — which is still to be denied by the club — to FIFA and he hopes the world football governing body will take action.

Chinese football has been blighted by match-fixing allegations in the past.

Shanghai Shenhua were stripped of their 2003 Chinese Super League title while in 2013, the Chinese FA fined 12 top-flight clubs £103,000, and banned 58 current and former officials, players and referees for match-fixing and bribery after a three-year investigation.

Last year, Shenhua denied separate claims and threatened legal action after a 2-2 draw with Jiangsu Suning was questioned and the FA investigated similar allegations against Tianjin Quanjian and Teda following a 4-1 derby win for Teda.

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    I’m sure this is how Ighalo gets to score those goals, China always make fake in anything they do! Correct players like victor will not accept this drama

  • i tok am, no matter how such a league low, odion ighalo cannot score a goal. ighalo dat was havin a dificulty wen he first move to china now scoring as if no 2moro. dat chinko always chinko.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 months ago

    China is fake and Ighalo is fake. Everything about China is fake. Ighalo should come back to Nigeria to help build Bendel Insurance of Benin instead of scoring fake goals in fake China.

    • lambert 2 months ago

      @Edoman of New Jersey, USA of aba,China is fake and Premier league as well?
      where he shone and helped watford to
      PL? stop your hatred. He does not need your approval fool.