The Economic Freedom Frighters (EFF) Eastern Cape has condemned the appointment of coach Luc Eymael at Chippa United and reiterated that the Belgian tactician will not work in their province.
The Chilli Boys announced the appointment of the controversial Belgian coach as their new club’s technical advisor on Monday, following the sacking of Dan Malesela as head coach.
The South African Football Association (Safa) has also publicly made their stance on Eymael clear by stating they will have him barred from coaching in South Africa. It has since backtracked on the statement by clearing him of the racism allegations.
Eymael was sacked as the head coach of Tanzanian giants Young Africans with immediate effect for racist behaviour after calling the club’s fans ‘illiterate and monkeys’ last year.
In a statement, the EFF Eastern Cape revealed that it will take matters into its own hands if Eymael is appointed as the new head coach of the Chilli Boys.
‘The EFF Eastern Cape rejects and condemns the appointment of the racist and arrogant Luc Eymael as its new coach after the sacking of Dan “Dans” Malesela [sic] over the weekend,’ read a media statement from the EFF.
‘We want to reiterate our stance that we will ensure Luc Eymael won’t work in our province, he is not welcome and we don’t have room for racists in this country.
‘If Siviwe Mpengesi knows what’s best for his team Chippa United, he will withdraw the appointment of this unrepentant racist from Belgium – a country of King Leopold, who killed black people in Africa.’
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