Chippa United withdraw controversial Luc Eymael appointment

DStv Premiership side Chippa United have withdrawn the appointment of Belgian coach Luc Eymael after complaints from the South African Football Association and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

On Easter Monday, Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi appointed the former Free State Stars coach as the club’s new technical advisor.

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“Chippa have decided not to continue with [Luc] Eymael’s appointment [as technical advisor], who will proceed to return to Belgium,’ a club statement read.

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“It is clear that Eymael himself requires further time to clear his name. He has reassured the club that he will, in his own capacity take legal action concerning his rights, including the dissemination of the offending media clip through his own lawyers.

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“We as a club maintain our stance against racism of any form and wish to make it clear that our intended appointment of Eymael would not have happened were the allegations against him have been validated in any form.”

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