South African Football governing body SAFA has confirmed the reporting of former Polokwane City, Free States stars and Black Leopards Coach, Luc Eyamel after making racial rants on Supporters of Young Africans and people of Tanzania on Sunday lebeling them as “dogs and monkeys” who don’t know what the game is all about.
After his comments about the club, Young Africans with immediate effect terminated his contract and apologising to TFF.
SAFA in showing solidarity with the people of Tanzania, wants to iniate a ban onto the Belgium Born Coach never to Coach in South Africa again.
“SAFA has noted with dismay the despicable conduct of Coach Luc Eyamel in Tanzania Premier League, we want to express our solidarity and support for the Tanzania FA and the Young FC.” SAFA wrote .
SAFA has therefore decided on the following.
To direct a letter to minster of sports to bring this matter to his attention, with SAFA stated the position that we will raise objection to any consideration of granting Coach Luc Eyamel a work permit in South Africa in future.
Bring this matter to the attention of world football governing body, FIFA as well as the Confedaration of African Football (CAF) .
Writer a letter of solidarity and support to the Tanzania FA and assure them of our full cooperation on any remedial steps they may consider.
It is further unfortunate that this situation comes in wake of the global campaign of Black lives matter. Africa has the bitter experience of its people being captured and taken as slaves on other continents.
South Africa Football too has moved from the time of history of divided past of having various football bodies formed on racial lines under apartheid to single non racial united association.
We therefore support SACFA and thank them that coaches themselves have taken a strong against racists and devious behaviour of some fellow coaches on the continent.
Luc Eyamel was among the four Uganda Crane coaches that were shortlisted for the cranes job in 2017 before French born Coach Sebastien Desabre beating him onto the post.