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Sion sale in jeopardy

Football agent Jacky Mouyal was expected to take over at Sion on Tuesday

(Keystone)

The sale of Swiss top division football side FC Sion has still not been completed, prompting former president Gilbert Kadji to suggest that the deal is now off.

The Cameroonian brewing magnate was due to hand over the ownership papers to French football agent Jacky Mouyal on Tuesday morning. But by the end of the afternoon, Kadji's spokesman Michel Chemignie said the promised transferral of money had not yet taken place.

A planned press conference to announce the formal completion of the deal had to be cancelled at the last minute, although FC Sion's acting president and former press officer Michel Schmid refused to comment on the latest developments.

Mouyal has verbally agreed to buy the canton Valais club for SFr 4.5 million ($2.7 million), two million francs of which is supposed to go to Kadji, with the other 2.5 million being invested in the club.

But after Tuesday's deadline came and went, Chemignie hinted that his boss might now have second thoughts about selling the club to Mouyal.

Chemignie said that doubts had emerged about the seriousness of Mouyal's interest in FC Sion, adding that Kadji was only interested in selling the club to serious parties.

swissinfo with agencies


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