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Former Free State Stars coach Sammy Troughton is impressed with Luc Eymael's work

Posted: 20 October 2017 Time: 17:16

Former Free State Stars head coach Sammy Troughton says he is impressed with the job that his successor Luc Eymael has done with the side.

Eymael's appointment has seen Ea Lla Koto making huge strides, as they currently sit in seventh place after a slow start to the campaign.

"They've just turned the corner. It's good to see that they are doing well and I wish them well," Troughton tells

"I'm happy for them. They did manage to bring in one or two players and [Mohammed] Anas has overcome his injury problems. I know they have injury problems, but they have fixed the left-back position which was a problem for us."

Troughton, who parted ways with Stars after just two matches into the Absa Premiership season when the club insisted he becomes Eymael's assistant, acknowledges the good job the Belgian has done so far with the team.

"Ja, I think we knew from his history at Polokwane [City] that he is very capable of doing a good job and it's nice to see the team in the top eight. I think they could even do better than that."

The former AmaTuks and Stellenbosch coach is currently still job hunting but remains patient his situation will change.

"Nothing concrete. There's been some discussions here and there, but sometimes you got to be patient."

Stars face Absa Premiership strugglers Platinum Stars at Goble Park on Saturday (20h15).

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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