- Luc Eymael has responded angrily to the South African Football Association after they opposed his decision to be hired by Chippa United
- SAFA's opposition comes after Eymael's alleged racist comments made about African football fans while he was coaching for Tanzanian team, Young Africans
- While Eymael previously denied having signed with the team, it seems he does not want to be refused the position with the SA team either
Luc Eymael has shared an angry clap-back with the South African Football Association (SAFA) after they opposed his appointment as senior coach for South Africa's Chippa United football team.
Eymael responded to SAFA's decision by denying that he was racist. According to a statement made by the Belgian football coach, he has been living in Africa for 10 years, something a racist person would not do.
While Eymael had previously denied signing with the Chili Boys, stating that he had spoken to the team's management but not made any agreements, it seems that he also does not want to be denied the role should he decide to take it up.
News24 reports that the football coach expressed surprise at the association's decision. He also said that SAFA had not informed him that he was not allowed to coach any South African teams.
Eymael also added that he had cellphone evidence that his appointment was being backed by Yanga, who recommended him to Azam, something he says the Tanzanian team would not do if he were truly racist.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that After Chippa United made the announcement that Belgian coach Luc Eymael would be their new head coach, there was an uproar. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has now announced that they will oppose his application for a work permit.
Eymael earned the title of a controversial person after he made racist remarks regarding his former club's fanbase. United shocked many after they appointed the Belgian right after firing Lehlohonolo Seema.
SAFA stated that they would immediately be writing to the Minister of Home Affairs to confirm their objection to the granting of a work permit for Eymael. TimesLive reported that SAFA would also be requesting the Ethics Committees of FIFA and SAFA to charge Eymael.
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