Luc Eymael has been dismissed by Young Africans in Tanzania after he compared the club's supporters to monkeys and dogs.
Eymael is now undecided about the next move of his career after the Tanzanian top-flight club confirmed today (Monday) that he has been fired, following the derogatory remarks.
The former Absa Premiership coach took up the post in East Africa earlier this year, after his exit from Black Leopards.
In a statement (translated from Swahili to English) issued by Yanga, as the Tanzanian outfit is fondly known, the club said:
The Yanga Club leadership is saddened by the rude and discriminatory statements provided by Coach Luc Eymael and spread on social media as well various media outlets.
Due to these unscrupulous and athletic statements, the leadership of the Yanga Club have decided to fire Coach Luc Eymael from today 27 July 2020 and make sure he leaves the country as soon as possible. The leadership apologizes to the country's leaders, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), members, lovers and fans of Yanga, as well as the general public due to the offensive and insulting statements made by Coach Luc Eymael. Yanga Club values and believes in the principles of discipline and dignity, and opposes any form of discrimination.
Contacted for comment, the former Polokwane City and Free State Stars coach told the Siya crew that he was still to hear from the club about his sacking.
“I cannot comment for now because until now I haven’t received anything from the club. But I apologised already on my Facebook and on Instagram. But I know why I did that, it was a journalist who was harassing me on Wednesday after the game and I didn’t want to comment. He was insisting and made me nervous and I told him that he was a fan of Simba. I sent him a voice note and it only came out yesterday (Sunday). Why yesterday and not on Wednesday or Thursday? But it’s okay,” said Eymael.