- Victor Anichebe has taken his own club to FIFA over match-fixing allegations
- The striker lodged the complaint after being asked twice by coaches not to play well
- Anichebe has been at war with Beijing Enterprises since last October
Ex-Super Eagles forward Victor Anichebe dragged his own club, Beijing Enterprises, to FIFA‘s court over claims of match-fixing.
According to a UK Daily Mail report, the Nigerian international, who previously plied his trade with Premier League side Everton, lodged a complaint to the world’s football arbiters that he was urged by the club coach not 'not to try' in two fixtures, including a clash against a rival club.
The Nigerian queried the directives but claimed he was cautioned by teammates that they are not permitted to ask questions here.
“This is China, we do as we're told,” the former Sunderland striker was quoted as saying.
Interestingly, Anichebe, who has now sought legal backup, has been on war path with his Chinese club, since the issue went viral last year.
At the moment, the 30-year-old Anichebe is now awaiting FIFA to take action, even though he is expecting the club to deny the allegations.
Already, Manchester-based sports lawyer Chris Farnell on behalf of Anichebe met with the Beijing club's general manager, but no meaningful progress was made as he was ignored on two occasions.
Interestingly, due to the crisis, Anichebe has been denied playing time running into a year, and could have challenged for a shirt in the Eagles squad to the summer World Cup in Russia, had he enjoyed regular club football.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Nigerian international soccer star Victor Anichebe will now continue his football career in China after completing a mega deal to Beijing Enterprises.
The Super Eagles striker was among the players that suffered the consequence of Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League last season.
Anichebe was not at his best for Sunderland last term as he could only score three Premier League goals in 18 League appearances.
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