Victor Anichebe accuses hic Chinese club of match-fixing

Nigerian International Victor Anichebe has filed a complaint to FIFA against his current club, Beijing Enterprises for alleged match-fixing.

Daily Mail UK reports that Anichebe who has been in dispute with the Chinese club for a year, claims he was asked “not to try” by coaches on at least two occasions.

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

Prior to the FIFA complaint, Anichebe had sought legal advice from sports lawyer Chris Farnell and all attempts to plead with Beijing Enterprises’ general manager were ignored.

Beijing Enterprises has however denied the claims put forward by Victor Anichebe.

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.

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