Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
5 Jul 2018
3:00 pm

No Eymael for Chiefs, opts to stay with Stars

Sibongiseni Gumbi

If there was any faint hope for Kaizer Chiefs supporters that highly rated coach Luc Eymael would join their team, it should end now – he is staying put at Free State Stars.

Luc Eymael is being called a 'racist' by Safa. Pic: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Speaking to Phakaaathi on Thursday afternoon just after he had arrived in Bethlehem, Eymael made it clear he was not leaving Ea Lla Koto.

“(Not) This question again? I said something and some people thought I was arrogant. But I was not being arrogant nor disrespectful… I said that if nothing happens during the holidays I will come back here and I am a man of my word. My chairman just came in, do you want me to put the phone on (speaker mode) so he can hear this question too? I said I am coming back and I am here now,” he said.

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Eymael was already at his office planning Thursday afternoon’s session even before meeting with club chairman as he wants to ensure an even better campaign for the club who have always had potential to be giants of local football.

“I just arrived now. I had surgery and had to delay coming back. But I was monitoring things and sending the training schedule to my assistant through email. I have heard that the guys are training very well.

“I have a few players coming in that we will have a look at. We will give them a few training sessions so I can assess them. There are a few others still coming.

“I will also speak to Mthembu to hear what he wants and what we can come up with,” added Eymael.

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