Swiss Soccer Team Neuchatel Xamax Gets Tossed Out of League

January 19, 2012

The Swiss Football League (SFL) has removed Neuchatel Xamax of their license and have barred them from the Super League after they were suspected of falsifying a bank document produced as a financial guarantee last year.

Less than a year after being taken over by Russian businessman Bulat Chagaev, the club have already been deducted eight points for irregularities in the payment of social security contributions and players’ wages. Now, Swiss media have reported that an important document was full of basic grammatical and spelling mistakes, prompting the move.

“The Swiss Football League has taken away Neuchatel Xamax’s licence for participating in championships organised by the SFL,” a statement said. “The disciplinary commission has reached the conclusion that the conditions for the license are no longer met due to the non-presentation of financial guarantees.

“The disciplinary commission is also convinced that the banking guarantee from the Bank of America was not provided by the latter.”

The Swiss Super League has seen its fair share of controversy this season after FC Sion were deducted 36 points for fielding players who were signed during a FIFA transfer ban, while Chagaev has sacked four coaches during his time at Neuchatel.