Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela calls Luc Eymael a ‘mercenary’

Former Kaizer Chiefs  coach Steve Komphela calls Luc Eymael a ‘mercenary’
Steve Komphela

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday May 25, 2018. 11:00

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has lamented attacks from his Free State Stars counterpart Luc Eymael.

The Belgian coach continued his attack towards the former Amakhosi skipper after winning the Nedbank Cup final last weekend.

Eymael said he has won his first trophy in South Africa in two years in the Premier Soccer League compared to other coaches who have failed in 13 years in the coaching job.

Ea Lla Koto beat Maritzburg United 1-0 at Cape Town Stadium and the jibe was seen as launched towards Komphela who is yet to lift a trophy in his PSL career.

In his response, Komphela said the former Polokwane City boss is a mercenary who lacks professionalism and courtesy.

Speaking to Metro FM’s Thomas Mlambo, Komphela said the coach lacks respect and has insulted his club, Amakhosi, after saying he wants Chiefs to table an offer for him this week.

Eymael is linked with a job at Chiefs as Komphela’s successor, but Amakhosi are yet to confirm the rumours.

“There’s a guy‚ uGeorge Bernard Shaw – there’s one quote that he once gave‚ making reference to a pig‚ that you don’t wrestle like a pig in the mud‚ because it will get you dirty,” Komphela said to the Ultimate Sports Show this week.

"And besides‚ the pig just loves that. Which is why I ignored him.

“Luc Eymael – I wish he was here so that we could talk. Because again now‚ I’m responding here and he’s not here‚ he’s going to come up and say‚ no I was talking about him on Metro‚ and all that.

“I don’t want that. I told him anyway in Bethlehem what I feel about him‚ and I don’t move an inch‚ I still believe that.

“You see there’s a big perception by some of these who come here to South Africa‚ thinking that we South Africans have to lie there and then they must make us carpets.

“No‚ no‚ no. One big mistake is that when I lie down and then you accept that you must dust your feet‚ it’s not that I’m a carpet‚ but I must [show] humility. It is not that I’m stupid.

“So‚ Luc Eymael‚ these are mercenaries. You can see the profile of this guy.

“He comes to Polokwane City‚ he doesn’t complete a contract. Lack of courtesy and professionalism.”



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