Ex-Nigeria international Ayodele Makinwa has filed a complaint with FIFA over an alleged breach of contract by his Chinese club Beijing Baxy.
As the 2014 China League One season gets under way this weekend, the Nigerian is no longer in China – claiming that Baxy did not provide the necessary paperwork to enable him to return to the country, despite having a year of his contract left to run.
“Baxy failed to provide me with the necessary documents for my re-entry visa after the Chinese New Year. The president made it clear they wanted to sign other foreign players due to decisions taken with new sponsors and partners,” Makinwa said.
“We left for the new year break after pre-season in Kunming and when it was time to return, after many warnings and efforts to reach them without a reply, I concluded they had terminated my contract. So I lodged a claim against them to FIFA for terminating my contract without just cause,” he said.
“I’m no longer a Beijing Baxy player.”