Neuchatel Xamax players leave humiliated club

Updated: January 20, 2012

GENEVA (AP) — Neuchatel Xamax players are leaving the humiliated club which faces expulsion from the Swiss Super League because of its Chechen owners’ financial mismanagement.

FC Sion says it has signed Sebastian Wuethrich and Vullnet Basha, while Xamax top scorer Kalu Uche is reported to have left the team’s training camp in Dubai.

Nigeria international Uche is reportedly a target for Sion and Spanish club Espanyol.

Xamax’s probable demise would remove Sion from relegation danger after it lost 36 league points for challenging FIFA, UEFA and Swiss football bodies in court.

The Swiss League withdrew Xamax’s license on Wednesday over unpaid wages, missing paperwork and allegedly fraudulent bank documents.

Xamax can appeal to the league by early next week.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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