Eymael will never work in SA again - SAFA

Premiership

The South African Football Association (SAFA) intends to ban Luc Eymael from returning to work in the country again.

Eymael was sacked by Tanzanian giants Young Africans on Monday after his racial tirade against the conditions in the country and the club's fans went viral on social media.

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While he was backed by a local agent and distanced himself from being racist, SAFA has taken a dramatic stance to show solidarity to the Tanzanian FA, who have sent a formal complaint to FIFA.

On their official website, SAFA confirmed they will take the following steps with immediate effect:

  • To direct a letter to the Minister of Sports to bring this matter to his attention, with SAFA stated position that we will raise objection to any consideration of granting coach Eymael a work permit in South Africa in future.
  • Bring this matter to the attention of world football governing body, FIFA as well as the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
  • Write a letter of solidarity and support to the Tanzania FA and to assure them of our full cooperation on any remedial steps they may consider

The statement continued: "It is further unfortunate that this situation comes in the wake of the global campaign of Black Lives Matter. Africa has the bitter experience of its people being captured and taken as slaves on other continents.

"South African football too has moved from the history of a divided past of having various national football bodies formed on racial lines under apartheid to a single non-racial united Association.

"We, therefore, support SACFA and thank them that coaches themselves have taken a strong stand against racists and devious behaviour of some fellow coaches on the continent."

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