AFC Leopards' Belgian tactician arrives to take up new role

As exclusively reported by on Wednesday, the former Vital Club coach takes over from sacked Olaba and will be in charge when AFC play KCB on Saturday
AFC Leopards new coach Belgian national Luc Eymael arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday night to take up his new role.

Eymael jetted into the country at 11p.m according to club vice chairman Walter Onyino.

"I personally picked him up at the airport and now he is resting before he meets the National Executive Committee (NEC) members to finalize on his deal," Onyino told

After the meeting with the club officials, the new coach will then travel to Mumias to meet with the players and technical bench. His first match will be against KCB on Saturday.

Onyino said they are happy to have the Belgian in the den and remained confident the coach will turn around the fortunes of the club.

On Tuesday, exclusively reported that Leopards have settled on the Belgian after the sacking of Tom Olaba.

Little is known about the Belgian apart from the fact that he has previously handled, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side Vital Club. He also holds a UEFA 'A' pro licence.

The Belgian had also applied to be considered for the coaching role at national team Harambee Stars but did not succeed after Frenchman Henri Michel was hired instead.

He takes over from Olaba, who was sacked on Monday becoming the first casualty in what has turned out to be a very competitive Kenyan Premier League season.

Before being fired, the embattled coach had been recalled to Nairobi in what Onyino said was to protect him from irate fans. But Olaba dismissed his sacking on Tuesday insisting he has no letter to the effect.