Eymael hits out at injured Keita


According to Eymael, Twala was not used in Ea Lla Koto’s 2-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs because Keita had already wasted a substitution spot by getting injured.

Keita left the field in the 42nd minute due to injury, something which Eymael was not happy about.

"Keita...he lay down on the ground at the 40th minute. I'm not happy because during the day yesterday [Monday] he went to the physio to say 'Yeah my hamstring is tight'. The physio called me and after that I called [and] he said 'No,no, no problem coach, I will play, I'm 100 percent I'm okay'.

“I said ‘are you sure? don't make me lose a substitution and don't be injured after 30 minutes’. You saw what happened because he is a bit responsible on the first goal.

“People were expecting Twala to shine? Yes me too. But you know because I lost this substitution with Keita, unfortunately I couldn't change you know. I had to introduce Rooi (Mahamutsa) for Keita, and then I lost a substitution automatically because of a substitution for an injury.

Eymael says Saturday’s clash against Highlands Park at Goble Park (20h15) is a must win for them. Ea Lla Koto have registered just one victory in their six Absa Premiership matches so far.

“I will not give up until the end. I will try to find and see what happens. It will show on Saturday it will be a must win, but it will be very hard because you know how Highlands Park can be compact. How fast they can play the counter- attack, and how difficult it was for big teams to beat Highlands Park, but we have no other solution to try to win.”