SAFA To Have Luc Eymael Banned From Coaching In SA

The South African Football Association has released a statement regarding the steps they'll be taking against former Black Leopards and Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael following his discriminatory comments made in Tanzania. 

 

Eymael was fired by Tanzania side Young Africans after he called club fans monkeys and dogs while slamming the entire nation of Tanzania for their lack of knowledge on football.

 

SAFA are to get the South African government involved in the matter with the hope of denying Eymael the opportunity of any future jobs in the country. 

 

"SAFA has noted with dismay the despicable conduct of coach Luc Eymael in the Tanzanian Premier League. We want to express our solidarity and support for the Tanzania FA and the Yanga FC." a SAFA statement read. 

 

"Our own history, principles and beliefs compels us to reject racism in all its forms. This conduct militates against Nelson Mandela’s understanding of the role of sport in our society that it has the power to change the world, power to inspire and unite people in a way that little else does."

 

SAFA therefore has decided on the following steps:

 

• 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.