Chippa United have reversed their decision to appoint Luc Eymael as their new head coach to replace Lehlohonolo Seema as reported on their official Twitter account.
The club would like to formally announce that it has withdrawn the appointment of Belgian Luc Eymael.
When processes are complete, a new coaching announcement will be made in due course.
After having announced Mr. Eyamel’s appointment until the end of the season on Wednesday, 23 December 2020 – The club has considered public outrage. There was also the reputational damage caused to our brand, and that of our stakeholders, partners as well as sponsors.
We would like to clarify that the initial decision to make this appointment was based on Mr. Eymael’s coaching track record, where we felt he was the best person to take the club towards our desired top half finish in this DSTV Premiership season.
Outside of the written reports, there was no formal instruction to us or to any other team-to employ Mr. Eymael.
However, as the pride of the Eastern Cape, we represent the legacies of world-renowned anti-discrimination heroes that come from our province.
The Chili boys play an influential role in our surrounding communities through football and through philanthropic work. we have people that look up to us and on the responsible decisions that we take.
Our withdrawal of this appointment is an acknowledgment of our stance on such matters. with the club also having fully informed Mr. Eymael and his representatives on our position.
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— Chippa United FC (@ChippaUnitedFC) December 24, 2020