Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
16 Sep 2019
12:00 pm

Komphela urges PSL clubs not to hire Eymael

Phakaaathi Reporter

Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela believes former Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael disrespected other coaches in the PSL and should not come back to coach in South Africa.

Steve Komphela (Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix)

This comes after reports that Eymael is in talks with AmaZulu to replace Cavin Johnson as the head coach of Usuthu.

“That one (Eymael) must not come to South Africa,” Komphela told the Daily Sun. “Eymael must stay where he is. But if people want to learn more about (our) history, then they must bring him back to South Africa.

“No I am not being disrespectful. Eymael disrespected people tremendously, and this nation will be so naïve, close to stupid, if they were to allow such a man to come and work here.

“(How do) you give a man the respect, the resources that belong to our country when he thinks so little of us? Firstly he insulted Free State Stars and again ordered two teams must employ him. Where there is a lack of disrespect then diplomacy must be minimal.”

Meanwhile, Eymael  has responded to Komphela’s comments about him and also apologised for his remarks.

“I am not the only coach available in South Africa. I know there is a lot looking for jobs. But I wonder why is he (Komphela) focusing on me like that. Why does he hate me that much.

“But we make mistakes as human beings.. or my words could have been misunderstood or misinterpreted. If I hurt anyone then I want to apologise. We are all human being of different qualities and weakness, but we must learn to forgive. They say forgive your neighbour.”

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