Eymael sacked after 'monkey' rant

Premiership

Former Free State Stars head coach Luc Eymael has been sacked by Tanzanian giants Young Africans SC after a controversial rant in which he described the club's fans as 'dogs and monkeys'.

Eymael, 60, arrived in East Africa with major fanfare despite his short-lived stint with Black Leopards due to his Nedbank Cup triumph with Free State Stars in the 2017/18 season.

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However, he departs eight months later with his reputation in tatters after his insulting words emerged from several weeks ago during a podcast straight after leading Yanga to second-place in the 2019/20 Vodacom Premier League behind Simba SC.

In the rant, he described the away pitches as the standard of seventh and eighth division facilities in Europe and slammed the supporters as 'educated' who act like 'monkeys and dogs' who make noise without establishing proper criticism.

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Eymael suggested that the officiating in the country is favoured to their Dar Es Salaam rivals and revealed he asked the club to sack him because of the alleged poor conditions.

While he praised the fanaticism of the supporters and the number of fans that support the clubs in the region, he complained about not having a car or access to DStv and WiFi.

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The Belgian took to social media to apologise for his comments that went viral in Tanzania, citing 'frustration' as the reason behind his shocking utterances.

"I want to sincerely apologise to the people of Tanzania, Yanga leaders, supporters and sponsors about the podcast that came out," he said on Facebook about his utterences.

"Those are not the words of Luc Eymael but of pure frustration and disappointment and emotions that made us lose our second place."

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Despite his public apology, Yanga have now confirmed the termination of Eymael's contract with immediate effect via a document sent to KickOff.com.

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