Golden Arrows posted a letter from Cliffton Miheso on their website, in which the Kenyan wing denies being strong-armed into signing a contract termination agreement. Photo: File
DURBAN - The player contract termination gun drama that hit Golden Arrows earlier this year has reportedly been lodged with Fifa.
The allegations that Kenyan winger Cliffton Miheso signed a contract termination agreement with Arrows at gun point in January have been filed with the world governing body, according to global players’ union FIFPro.
In a statement on their website FIFPro reports that Miheso’s lawyer is seeking a transfer ban or any other sanction Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber sees fit for Golden Arrows and about R280 000 in unpaid wages.
In mid-January the player claimed two gun-wielding men burst into Arrows’ office where he was meeting chief executive Gordon Masondo, and pressured him to sign the contract termination agreement.
According to initial reports the player sought safety at a police station.
Later that day the club posted a handwritten note on their website in which Miheso said media reports about the incident were false, and that he had agreed to an early termination of his contract.
The Kenyan international winger later left South Africa and has since signed for Buildcon FC in Zambia.
FIFPro said according to the player’s lawyer the Durban-based club has failed to provide any satisfactory information about the incident.
The South African Football Players Union, a member of FIFPro, has asked for the South African Football Association to launch its own inquiry into the allegations.
Arrows official Masondo and club owner Mato Madlala were unavailable for comment.