Nigeria forward Uche joins Swiss club Neuchatel

Nigeria forward Kalu Uche has joined Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax

from Spanish second-tier team Almeria.

Neuchatel says on its website that Uche has signed a two-year

contract, but did not disclose the transfer fee.

The 28-year-old Uche scored two goals for Nigeria at the 2010

World Cup, in group-stage matches against Greece and South


Neuchatel says it has also signed Spain forward Javier Arizmendi

on a seasonlong loan from Getafe.

Arizmendi, who’s 27, played one international match four years


Chechen-owned Neuchatel has not scored a goal while losing its

first three matches this season. It is last in the 10-team Swiss