The battle of the soccer coaches: Steve Komphela vs Luc Eymael

The battle of the soccer coaches: Steve Komphela vs Luc Eymael

- A war of words has been brewing between Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela and former Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael

- Eymael has been linked to the AmaZulu job should Cavin Johnson get the sack, but Komphela has urged local clubs not to hire the Belgium

- Eymael says he's done nothing wrong and questioned why Komphela hates him

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Football coaches are known for their passion and sometimes this spills over off the field.

A prime example of this seems to be playing out between Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela and former Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael.

Arrows drew 1-1 will AmaZulu on Saturday and Eymael has been linked with the Amazulu job should the club decide to part ways with coach Cavin Johnson.

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However, Komphela thinks it wouldn't be a good idea and was quite emphatic with his response.

Komphela said, “That one must not come to South Africa.”

The Arrows mentor added: “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. The media will not fire us if there is no one waiting with a placard saying I am looking for a job. We can blame media and everybody else, yes they are a part of us and partly to blame. But I fail to understand why someone would say he is looking for your job while you’re still employed.”

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Daily Sun reported that the Belgian has issued an apology, but feels he's done nothing wrong.

SunSport reported that Eymael had no intention of offending anyone and added that he is a Christian.

Eymael said, “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 focusing on me like that. Why does he hate me that much?"

The Belgian also urged Komphela not to judge and to learn to forgive.

Briefly.co.za understands that Eymael was also vying for the coaching role for the Zambian national team.

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