๐Ÿ›‘ South African FA oppose Luc Eymaelโ€™s work permit following Belgain coach's racist rant in Tanzania
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๐Ÿ›‘ South African FA oppose Luc Eymaelโ€™s work permit following Belgain coach's racist rant in Tanzania

Newly named Chippa United head coach Luc Eymael is unlikely to begin his new job after SAFA announced challenging his appointment in the DStv Premiership.

As reported on Futaa on Wednesday, Chippa parted ways with Lehlohonolo Seema before quickly naming Luc Eymael, but SAFA responded with fierce opposition.

Eymael, who is no stranger to SA with past stints at the likes of Free State Stars, Polokwane City, Bloemfontein Celtic and Black Leopards, last favour with the league after this year’s infamous racist rant in Tanzania where he called fans monkeys before getting fired by his then club Young Africans.

SAFA released a statement on Wednesday to announce actions to stop the South African Home Affairs department from granting the Belgian coach a Work Permit.

“The South African Football Association has learnt with dismay the news of the appointment of the unrepentant racist‚ Luc Eymael as Head Coach of Chippa United FC.

"In July this year‚ Safa joined the rest of the progressive world in condemning Eymael after he was fired by Young Africans FC of Tanzania for referring to the club supporters as monkeys and dogs who know nothing about football.

"We find it deeply offensive that as the global football community is united in solidarity around the Black Lives Matter campaign‚ Chippa United FC would see it fit to hire such a character to work in the city named after the founding father of the nation‚ Tata Nelson Mandela‚ the champion of a world free of racism and other forms of discrimination.

"The South African Football Association has learnt with dismay the news of the appointment of the unrepentant racist, Luc Eymael as Head Coach of Chippa United FC.

“In July this year, SAFA joined the rest of the progressive world in condemning Eymael after he was fired by Young Africans FC of Tanzania for referring to the club supporters as monkeys and dogs who know nothing about football.

“We find it deeply offensive that as the global football community is united in solidarity around the Black Lives Matter campaign, Chippa United FC would see it fit to hire such a character to work in the city named after the founding father of the nation, Tata Nelson Mandela, the champion of a world free of racism and other forms of discrimination.

“SAFA will immediately be writing to the Minister of Home Affairs to express its objection to the granting of a work permit for him. We will also request the Ethics Committees of FIFA and SAFA to charge Mr Eymael as his despicable conduct is a violation of the codes of both bodies,” SAFA concluded.