Eymael defended amid racial slurs

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Somebody who has crossed paths with Luc Eymael in South Africa has defended the coach after he was dismissed citing shocking racial slurs.

Eymael was sacked by Tanzanian giants Young Africans SC on Monday following a controversial rant in which he described the club's fans as 'dogs and monkeys'.

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The Belgian has worked at the likes of Free State Stars, Polokwane City and Black Leopards in the local game over the last several years.

South African football agent Ratshibvumo Muluvhedzi, who has worked with Eymael before, has defended the outspoken coach but says he is not perfect.

"Luc Eymael in person he is a very friendly guy, he is a good guy off the field, he is not a racist," tells KickOff.com.

"But his problem is he wants to be both coach and agent at the same time, he loves money. He wants to control the whole team, he doesn't want anyone to tell him anything.

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"He can unsettle any team because he loves money. Me and him we had issues when he took some of my players to another agent and sometimes he wouldn't play them.

"But we managed to settle our differences and became friends until today. But he's a very good coach. He's not a racist."

The Tanzanian Football Association has sent an official complaint to FIFA regarding the coach's alleged conduct at Yanga.

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Yanga will compete in CAF club competition next season after finishing second in the Tanzanian Premier League following a 1-0 away win over Lipuli on Sunday.

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