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Eymael Explains What Was 'Simple' In Beating Chiefs

Luc Eymael Discusses FS Stars Win Over Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 24, 2018 09:17 AM

Luc Eymael has explained what was made simple by his team in their win over Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend.

Free State Stars booked themselves a place in the final of the Nedbank Cup, following their win over Chiefs on Saturday. 

Read: Police Give An Update On Stadium Hooliganism 

Steve Komphela has since resigned from his position as the coach of Chiefs, with the Soweto giants confirming that Patrick Mabedi has been appointed as the team’s head coach for the remainder of the season.

Eymael has commented on the win over Amakhosi. 

“You know, we were last in the final in 1994, and that was more than 20 years ago. It was a very good performance from us, especially as Chiefs are one of the most popular teams in the country. It was kind of a David and Goliath match if you compare the means that were in place, you know the possibility of buying players at Chiefs, and the difference with us is big,” said Eymael.

“I think we played very well and I want to congratulate my players, technical staff and medical staff and the board for the performance on Saturday. It was simple, we had to absorb the pressure of Chiefs. We knew that Chiefs would put pressure on us. We also had to go fast at the back of the wingbacks and to use our opportunities when we get one on one with the central defenders,” added the coach.

Read: When Komphela Eliminated Chiefs From Nedbank Cup 

Harris Tchilimbou scored both goals for Ea Lla Koto, while Thela Ngobeni was also in top form in goals for Eymael’s side.

“We could have scored four goals, especially from counter-attacks in the second half. We won and that’s the most important thing. We got the revenge, which is what is also important,” concluded the Belgian. 

The final is scheduled to take place on 19 May at the Cape Town Stadium. 


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mpondo.v Joined: 10 Dec 2014
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mpondo.v Apr 25, 2018 12:13 PM
with a better coach ull get a hiding frm Chiefs. ur team was just fortunate....
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DopeZN Apr 25, 2018 11:32 AM
@mbheduyajika your naked mother bent over is a monkey.
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Schakos Apr 24, 2018 04:00 PM
You were just lucky on the day
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MacDaddie Apr 24, 2018 12:50 PM
Luc Eymael is amongst the top 4 best coaches this season.He has proven to be the best
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No badges available Apr 24, 2018 12:19 PM
Congratulations Coach, FSS never get that opportunity to Final of Nedbank or position 2 on a league you deserve to get CREDIT for what you done Sir, But you must not forget Chiefs IS BEHIND YOUR SIGNATURE, please go for it the money you going to pay is more than your salary you get there.
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kuhanye Apr 24, 2018 12:16 PM
It was not as simple as you say, the only difference is that Chiefs missed their chances.
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NoBlogger Apr 24, 2018 12:03 PM
This lazy journalist takes the TV interview as it is and makes it news. This is plagiarism.
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MadChief Apr 24, 2018 11:37 AM
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MrBlack wa le chochocho Apr 24, 2018 11:36 AM
@mbheduyajika u had and still have points there but calling us monkeys is so low of u............same watsap grp with u monkey
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MrBlack wa le chochocho Apr 24, 2018 11:34 AM
maritzburg united will show u flames
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mbheduyajika Apr 24, 2018 11:33 AM
Dont go to Chiefs. Chiefs fans are like the Christians that Jesus helped. He opened the eyes of the blind. He opened the ears of the deaf. He made the crippled walk but at the end they all denied knowing Him. Chiefs fans are evil. We all saw it on tv after the game. They want Eyamel now but after 18months they will want to necklace him alive. They had a good coach in Baxter but they became cocky coz he was playing Nkhatha and Bobby sold him to SSport. You Chiefs fans are baboons. i can say this without fear and im black so its not racism. You are monkeys. You give blacks a bad name. I hope your children grow up to be just like you
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Faysal Apr 24, 2018 11:29 AM
And it worked thanks for firing khompela
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Muscular_Tall18 Apr 24, 2018 11:20 AM
Win the final and come to Chiefs
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Pks Apr 24, 2018 11:01 AM
A winner will always tell you how his plans worked and I say congratulations for forcing chiefs to fire komphela.I believe that komphela was fired because after the game he told SABC TV that he was looking forward to Tuesday game against Arrows.
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scoreman99 Apr 24, 2018 10:39 AM
plan for beating mpanzee is simple just watch NFD teams how they play cos mpanzee play similar NFD teams its more of running with the ball
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scoreman99 Apr 24, 2018 10:34 AM
Harris Tchilimbou forced khompela to resign in 41 seconds something Zebbies faithfools failed dismally to make in 3 season
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mbixane Apr 24, 2018 10:34 AM
Unomlomo omanzi loCoach just like Steve, ukhulumela safuthi
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 24, 2018 10:31 AM
Chiefs' fans are not only hooligans but thieves too. I saw Khosiological and wash & wear stealing the headphone and amp respectively.
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SowetoBOY Apr 24, 2018 09:54 AM
I still like you how your teams play,but you talk too much and thanks to you and Fadlu for taking the wildones and clowns to hurtfontein the 2 of you have made the 2 coachea to sing a different tune while the other one with loud mouth was made to belittle cup and other to resign.
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No badges available Apr 24, 2018 09:51 AM
I personally think that the score board was not the true reflection of the game. Yes we lost, but we beat ourselves. It was our own fault. We gave the game away. It was the first time in 3 years seeing my team playing such an attacking football. We created and missed more than 8 chances. Castro should have scored a brace. Moon should have scored. Katsande, Ekstein, Molongwane they all should have scored.

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