Prolific Harambee Stars winger Clifton Miheso has assured his Kenyan fans that all is well with him after reports emerged that he was forced by South Africa football officials to sign his release letter from Golden Arrows at gun point.
The 23-year-old midfield dynamo, who has been based in South Africa’s top flight league for the past six months, had claimed a senior club official summoned him to his office and ordered him to sign documents indicating he was willingly terminating his two year contract.
The player claims to have refused the offer leading to the drama.
Apparently, the Durban-based club official immediately left the office, and soon after, two people came in with guns pointing at the Kakamega High School alumnus.
Shaken stiff, the player claims to have signed the papers so as “to save his life”, he told Citizen Digital.
On Saturday evening , January 15, 2017, Miheso said on Twitter;
“I’m well guys! Thanks everyone for the concern, your support is greatly appreciated. We move on. The future is more important than the past.”
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Miheso began his career in the Kenyan Premier League, where he played for Thika United from 2011 to 2013, before joining Sofapaka and spending a further three seasons with the club.
He made his debut for the Kenya national team in a friendly match against Egypt on 27 February 2012. He scored his first goal for the Harambee Stars in a 5–0 friendly win over Botswana on 27 July 2012.
Miheso was on the squad that reached the final of the 2012 CECAFA Cup in Uganda, as well as the squad that won the title the following year on home soil.
His incident in South Africa makes it the second time in less than a year that a Kenyan player is quitting the lucrative South African league in controversial circumstances.
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Kevin Kimani, went on to file a case against Jomo Cosmos claiming that he was dropped from the team after refusing to attend a witchcraft ritual performed under the club’s supervision in a bush in the middle of the night.