- Belgian football coach Luc Eymael has said that he did not sign South Africa's Chippa United
- Eymael's denial comes after the PSL publicly announced that the Belgian coach had signed on as Chippa's coach
- The team recently suspended their coach Lehlonolo Seema because of the team's poor performance
Belgian football coach Luc Eymael has denied signing with Chippa United. Speaking to a local football publication, the coach said that he had spoken to the team's management but had not signed any papers.
His denial comes after the team released a statement claiming that they had signed Eymael as senior coach of the team until the end of the season. In the statement, a confident Chippa United had even said that Eymael would be heading the team in a match against SupersportUnited at Lucas Moripe stadium in 2021.
Eymael however has said that he did not sign any deals with the team. "It's not true that I signed with Chippa United," adding that he was surprised that the team had released the statement before having made the agreement official on paper.
According to KickOff, Eymael said that that he was still very much on the market and has received offers from two other teams - implying that he was still very much weighing his options regarding which team he will be coaching for.
Briefly.co.za ealier reported that Chippa United have suspended Lehlohonolo Seema from his position as coach with immediate effect. The club placed Seema under suspension on Tuesday, 22 December after he received an email from United's owner, Siviwe Mpengesi.
The email also said that a board meeting on Wednesday, 23 December would determine his future with the club. Mpengesi did not seem happy with the one win out of eight games his club played in the DStv Premiership this season.
Part of the email read that Seema's tenure was an "extreme cause for concern" and that it needed addressing in line with his contract of employment. According to Times Live, shareholders along with board members will be attending the meeting to discuss Seema's fate. While KickOff reported that United are 14th on the log with a mere five points.
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