Harambee Stars wingback Clifton Miheso’s life is in danger in South Africa where he plays for Golden Arrows after two gun-wielding men confronted the young star in Durban yesterday, minutes after an altercation with club owner over unpaid dues.
Terrified Miheso, who spoke to Citizen Digital has taken refuge at a police station.
According to Miheso (pictured), his ordeal started yesterday morning when he was summoned to the club president and owner Mato Madlala’s office at the Moses Mabidha Stadium.
“Two gunmen burst in and trained their guns on me, forcing me to sign a document I was not given time to read. They then took off with the document before Madlala together with another club official walked in.
“They then told me that all my dues will be wired to my account and that I should go back to my accommodation,” Miheso said.
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Instead, the former Kakamega High student went straight to a police station to seek refuge.
It took the intervention of police officers to have issue sorted out.
“They have since paid all my dues but it is now over for me because the CEO’s behaviour clearly shows I cannot continue with the club,” Miheso said.
The Kenyan international claims life has not been the same after Christmas break when asked the club for his signing on fee that he claims he has never received together with his December salary.
Two other Kenyans play in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League with Harambee Stars defenders Brian Mandela and Joseph Okumu formerly of Chemelil Sugar at Free State Stars.
Miheso’s plight come to light in the wake of a warning by international players’ union, FIFPro, that club owners are increasingly frustrating players.
FIFPro has since advised its members not to play for clubs in Serbia. A November 2016 FIFPro report into the working conditions of players around the world found that 68 percent of those in Serbia had experienced late payment of wages at some point in the past two years, compared to a
—Additional reporting by Reuters