Luc Eymael fired by Tanzania side after calling the club’s fans ‘illiterate and monkeys’


Belgian coach Luc Eymael has once again courted controversy after he was fired with immediate effect by Tanzania Premier League side Yanga Africans for calling the club’s fans ‘illiterate and monkeys’.

The coach, who joined Yanga African in January from Absa Premiership side Black Leopards, is no stranger to controversy and had a frosty relationship with outspoken Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela during his time in South Africa.

His team, Yanga Africans issued a strongly worded statement on Monday after the discriminatory and racists comments made by the coach and the Belgian mustv leave the East African country.

“The Yanga Club leadership is saddened by the rude and discriminatory statements made by its coach Luc Eymael and spread on social media‚” the Tanzanian club said.

“Some of those statements by coach Luc Eymael (include) accusing the fans that they have no education‚ the people in this country are stupid‚ the fans do not know football their job is to shout like monkeys and ducks‚ club leaders are zero and the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) exists only for Lions.

“Due to these racist statements‚ the Yanga Club leadership has decided to fire coach Luc Eymael from today (27 July 2020) and ensure he leaves the country as soon as possible.”

Aymael has reportedly apologised for his comments and it remains to be seen if he will ever be offered a coaching job on the continent again after this outburst.



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