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Miheso leaves his troubles in South Africa to join Zambian club

Just weeks after acrimoniously leaving South Africa club Golden Arrows, Kenyan international forward Clifton Miheso is on the verge of joining Zambian top flight club Buildcon.

Nairobi News can confirm the 24 year old left Nairobi for Ndola on Wednesday morning, with a view to sealing a deal with the newly promoted club.

“We have agreed on almost everything but nothing is signed as yet. I am heading there to play football, something I love, while also looking for a fresh start,” Miheso, who was accompanied by his agent, George Bwana, said.

Miheso had a troubled spell with South African top tier club Golden Arrows, where it was widely reported that he was controversially forced to terminate his two-year contract after just six months.

The player claims that he was coerced to sign the termination of his contract at gunpoint by masked goons who were acting on orders from the club boss.


Miheso has since filed a case at Fifa’s Dispute┬áResolution Chambers accusing the club of wrongful dismissal, while the South African Footballers Players Union have also taken up the case.

The union recently protested over the incident outside the country’s football headquarters, during Fifa president Gianni Infantino’s visit.

Kenyan players are increasingly finding the Zambian top flight league lucrative, thanks to the remuneration packages on offer in comparison to what is available in Kenya, plus additional amenities such as provision of accommodation.

Miheso’s transfer is expected to be completed on Thursday, clearing the way for the skillful left sided attacker to join three other Kenyan internationals Jesse Were, Anthony Akumu and David “Calabar” Owino who all turn out for Zesco United.

Last season, the trio featured prominently as Zesco won the (domestic) Barclays Cup, made it to the semi-finals of the Caf Champions League and finished second in the 16-team league.