AFC officially unveil coach Eymael

  Posted: 10 Apr 13, 16:53

By: Japheth Mutinda

Newly appointed AFC Leopards Head Coach Luc Eymael has said he wants results from the players as he takes over the hot seat.

Addressing reporters shortly before he was officially unveiled by the club's top secretariat at the City Stadium on Wednesday April 10, Eymael said that he is much aware that only results would keep him at the club.

-The only friend of any coach is the results. When a coach signs his contract, he signs his departure, only results keep him at the club, he told reporters.

On the length of his contract, the Belgian said he is not yet sure how long he will stay at the club because he hasn’t completed the paperwork, but suggested that the Kenya Premier League giants may be interested in offering him a one-year contract.

No contract

-I am yet to sign my contract but I think I will be offered a one-year contract by the club, he said.

Olaba dismissed

Eymael arrived at Ingwe after immediate former coach Tom Olaba was dismissed owing to a string of poor results.

Olaba, who was the assistant at the club last year, had been given the full time coaching job after the club dismissed Dutchman Jan Koops before the end of last season owing to poor results.

Koops had led the KPL giants to a 24-match unbeaten streak which was ended by eventual league champions Tusker FC midway last season. 

Free to get assistant

On his part, AFC chairman Alex ole Magelo said the coach is free to choose his assistant as the club officials "do not want to interfere with his job."

-The club's management does not want to interfere with his work by getting him an assistant whom he will not work well with.

-He is free get a worthy assistant and we will accord him all the support he needs, said Ole Magelo during the official unveiling ceremony of the coach who jetted in the country last week.

The Belgian has a mountain of a task ahead as he prepares to take charge of AFC leopards who are currently seventh on the 16-team log with nine points after playing seven matches.


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