Beijing Enterprises Snap Up Nigeria’s Anichebe

Chinese second-tier club Beijing Enterprises have signed Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe.

The player was recently released by Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League. The Nigerian was brought to the Stadium of Light last year by David Moyes but managed just three goals in 18 appearances as a knee injury sidelined him for a large portion of the season. Anichebe joins compatriot Leke James at the club, which is still reeling from the tragic death of Ivorian Cheick Tiote earlier this month.

“We are delighted with the signing of Victor, who played in the Premier League. It’s a positive development for our whole club,” said head coach Gao Hongbo. “Victor hasn’t trained on the pitch since the Premier League season ended, so it may take a while for him to integrate into our team. We have to be patient with him.”

The 29-year-old Anichebe has also played for Everton and West Bromwich Albion in his club career.

by Graeme Jackson