Kaizer Chiefs: Luc Eymael Seeking Personal and Professional Redemption With Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs: Luc Eymael Seeking Personal and Professional Redemption With Amakhosi

Jarryd Westerdale
February 29, 2024 at 11:20 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs have yet to make a decision on their permanent head coach vacancy
  • Luc Eymael has submitted his CV and believes he can help the club win trophies
  • The Belgian has a sullied reputation following a racially charged incident in 2020

Applicants for the Kaizer Chiefs head coach position come with subjective motivations.

A coach with a winning reputation on the pitch has found work hard to come by in South Africa due to off-field allegations.

Luc Eymael has been trying to get back into South African football and he is adamant that he can bring glory back to the Amakhosi.

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Luc Eymael was cleared of any racially motivated wrongdoing in 2021 and he believes he is the right man for the Kaizer Chiefs job. Photo: @RealTshemedi.
Source: Twitter

The Belgian last worked south of the Limpopo River in 2020 when he was in charge of Black Leopards.

Later that year, he was fired from Tanzanian club, Young Africans, after allegations he referred to supporters as 'monkeys' and 'dogs'.

Even though the incident happened outside of South Africa, SAFA attempted to have Eymael banned from working in the country.

After an Ethics Committee hearing, Eymael was cleared of any wrongdoing. The committee report stated that they were 'unable to find that any derogatory, insulting or racist remarks were spoken by Mr Eymael', as per Daily Sun.

Eymael has Chiefs plan

The 64-year-old's high point in his PSL days came in 2018 when he guided Free State Stars to the Nedbank Cup.

Eymael believes he can return Chiefs to their former glory, and makes a strong case for why Kaizer Motaung should take the gamble. KickOff reported him as saying:

"We can improve the team, only if I can be allowed to share my idea with the Chiefs board. There is a problem with the guts of being consistent, the guts of winning, the guts to take every game as a final."

He has recently been given an opportunity at Aigles du Congo until the end of the season, leaving him open for a return to South Africa in the second half of the year.

A fresh list of Kaizer Chiefs candidates

Sports Brief recently compiled a new list of possible candidates that could succeed Cavin Johnson in 2024.

Sead Ramovic is earning admiration for his controversial approach in dealing with Sundowns' Rulani Mokwena.

Kaizer Chiefs fans are demanding and the eventual appointee will need to have a track record of dealing with pressure.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.