Kenyan international player Clifton Miheso has moved to Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber to demand for compensation of upto $40,000 (Sh4 million) from South African club, Golden Arrows, for breach of contract.
The player’s two year contract with the top tier South African club was terminated in January 2018, with over 18 months still to run.
And controversially so.
Reports in sections of the South African media suggest that the player was forced to sign his release papers from the club at gunpoint.
Indeed, the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) has also had its say on the matter, expressing concerns over the alleged life threats the player received.
Miheso has now gone a step further, and through a Sports lawyer in Nairobi, urged FIFA to intervene and have him compensated over the illegal termination of his contract, Nairobi News understands.
“The player believes the South African club didn’t treat him right. What’s more he is now without a club because most teams are unable to recruit players at this stage of the season. He feels aggrieved.” a source close to the player explained.
Miheso, formerly at AFC Leopards and Thika United, is the second Kenyan player to seek FIFA’s help in arbitrating a stand off with a South African club in the last year or so.
The other player, Kevin Kimani – who is now based in South Africa – is also seeking financial compensation for alleged unlawful dismissal. The winger claims his problems with the club started when he refused to practice witchcraft as instructed by his bosses.