December 6, 2021

Chippa Mpengesi: We are trying to help Luc Eymael feed his family

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Chippa United chairman Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi said Easter is a time of faith and forgiveness and South Africans should forgive Luc Eymael.

In an interview with Thabiso Mosia on SAFM Sport On, Mpengesi said, “We have asked SAFA (South African Football Association) for clarity on Eymael now. He told us that he has been cleared by SAFA, but we can’t just go with his word.

“That’s why we want SAFA to put it in writing. For now, he [Luc Eymael] is a technical advisor until this is sorted out.

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“Look I know some South Africans are not happy with Eymael. We come from Easter now, it’s a time for forgiveness and we need to forgive and practice this spirit. He says he was misunderstood [in Tanzania] and has said sorry. We are trying to assist him to feed his family.

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Mpengesi added that long-serving assistant coach Siyabulela Gwambi will be the interim coach following the sacking of Dan Malesela on Easter Monday.

“Siya Gwambi is our coach for now. He’s a man who has been with us for 6 years in the youth set-ups and we have great plans for him and we believe that in the future he will be a great coach.”

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