Eymael woes over racism comments continue as TFF hits him with a ban and TSh 8 million fine

  • Miseries on the fired Young Africans (Yanga SC) coach Luc Eymael continues as the local federation Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) moves to ban the Belgian tactician and a heavy fine for his comments towards the fans.

The 60-year-old Belgian has suffered heavily on his remarks when he compared the country’s fans to monkeys in an astonishing 1-1 even match against Mtibwa Sugar that saw the team drop from the second spot in the 20-team league table.

“The fans can only shout and are like monkeys who are barking ‘babababa’. These fans do not know anything about soccer,” Eymael said.

It is reported that TFF has now issued a statement confirming they have decided to ban the coach for two years and also fine him Tsh 8million for his uncouth conduct.

“The TFF disciplinary committee has decided to ban coach Luc [Eymael] for two years and also fine him Tsh8million for the racist comments he made towards Yanga fans,” TFF statement stated.

Meanwhile, Eymael has revealed that he has been advised by his lawyer to not say anything about SAFA.

“He asked me not to comment anything, for now, he is waiting for the response of the Federation (of Tanzania) about the file… and their statutes. My lawyer is dealing with them, not SAFA,” Eymael said.

“I’m back in Belgium… it was the advice of my lawyer to be sure to be safe.

“Now we’ll start all the procedures because that Monday we traveled a long 10 hours by bus back from Iringa, where also we didn’t have a great network, where we were staying to Dar er Salaam,” he continued.

“I received on Tuesday at 3:15 pm a first email of the club and another one at 4:45 pm to appear in front of the DC of the (Tanzania) Federation,” Eymael revealed.

“But I will be represented by my lawyer. But in both emails, the club doesn’t speak about the sacking. I’m not racist at all. I could never have been able to work in Africa during 10 years if I was racist,” he concluded.

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