Former Everton star Victor Anichebe accuses his club of match-fixing

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Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Anichebe has dragged the Beijing based club to the football governing body for necessary action.

The 30-year-old lodged the complaint after claiming he was asked “not to try” twice Beijing Enterprises’ coaching staff, including a clash against their local rivals.

Anichebe questioned the instructions but claimed his team-mates told him: “This is China, we do as we’re told.”

The forward had made 11 appearances, scoring twice for the Beijing based club before the dispute with the second-tier side last October.

According to Daily Mail, Anichebe’s Lawyer Chris Farnell met with Beijing’s general manager on behalf of his client twice but nothing has been done about the issue which made the forward to report the case to Fifa.

“We have been instructed to approach Beijing’s general manager on the player’s behalf but, to date, his appeals for action have been ignored on two occasions,” Chris Farnell said.

“We have since reported the matter to the appropriate associations.”

Beijing Enterprises have kept mute on the incident and have not denied the claims, nor admitted it.

This is not the first time such incident will occur in Chinese football and Anichebe will be hoping for necessary action from the football governing body.

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