Breaking: Chippa United sack Seema and announce Eymael
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Breaking: Chippa United sack Seema and announce Eymael

DStv Premiership club Chippa United have released Lehlohonolo Seema of his head coach duties.

Seema has lost his job after three straight losses since the start of the 2020/21 season, with the team known as the Chilli Boys languishing on 14th place.

The club also took the moment to confirm controversial Belgian coach Luc Eymael as the new man.

Full Statement:

"Chippa United Football Club have appointed Belgian Luc Eymael as senior head coach until the end of the season.

Eymael first match in charge will be the DSTV Premiership fixture against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium when the season resumes in the New Year on 6 January 2021.

The Club confirms that it met with former coach Lehlohonolo Seema on Wednesday, where the consensus from both parties was to part ways with immediate effect.

This decision comes after an indifferent start to this season with the team currently in 14th place on the league standings after eight matches.

The team has won once and lost five matches in the campaign so far - including successive defeats from the last three matches.

Eymael joins the Chilli Boys with a wealth of experience having coached in Belgium, Oman and across the African continent. In South Africa, he coached Free State Stars to Nedbank Cup success in 2018.

Club Chairman, Mr. Siviwe Mpengesi stated: "Our ambition was to have an improved season in comparison to how the team has been fighting relegation in the past few campaigns. One of Mr Eymael responsibilities is a top eight finish for this season. This where the Club Board can also decide on his longer term contract with the team.

"We would like to wish Mr Seema well with his future endeavors, and thank him for his contribution towards the Chippa United brand,” said the chairman.

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