Luc Eymael, Coach of Bloemfotein Celtics ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Friday Apr 21, 2017. 12:30
Although the South African Premier Soccer League has ordered him to return to Polokwane City, coach Luc Eymael says his life will not be safe at Rise and Shine.
Eymael left City last month and completed his switch to Bloemfontein Celtic, but the Polokwane-based side contested his move with the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber.
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the PSL has ordered the coach to return to his former employers, yet the coach fears for his life.
Speaking to the Sowetan website, the Belgian said he fears for his life and referred to the drama at Peter Mokaba Stadium early this month when he was manhandled by City officials.
"I'm not happy. It's very unfair and not humane. We are going to appeal," said Eymael.
"I will never go back to Polokwane. I have a family and I am here [in South Africa] to work, not to be in a war. We saw the true Polokwane City at the stadium.
“How can you tell someone to go back and risk his life? Nobody can be obliged to work where he is uncomfortable. The relationship is broken.
"There have been lies in this judgement. What I heard during this judgement was so many lies. But I trust in God. The truth will come out."
Eymael reiterated that he did not resign from City to join Celtic, but his relationship with City chairman Johnny Mogaladi had reached boiling point.
"I did not resign to come to Celtic. I don't know when people will understand this. I had a lot of offers before I signed with Celtic,” adds the manager.
“I resigned because I was not comfortable and there were things I could not agree with. When it became too much, I had to leave."