AFC Leopards hand coach Luc Eymael one year contract

The Belgian tactician reveals to that Ingwe have offered him a one year deal less than two weeks after he joined as replacement for sacked Tom Olaba
By Dennis Mabuka | Chief Editor

Belgian tactician Luc Eymael has finally penned a one year contract with Kenya Premier League side AFC Leopards, committing his stay at the club he joined less than two weeks ago.

Eymael confirmed to on Wednesday that he was satisfied with contractual terms spelled out in the document sent to him by club officials on Tuesday hence the decision to accept the offer.

“At first we had problems with two or three clauses that were not suitable to me but after some intensive consultations with clubs officials, we agreed to adjust the same and everything is now okay.”

“It is a one year contract that is suitable to both parties and my aim now is to make sure I see the contract through.”

A source who did not want to be named, confirmed that some of the clause that had contentious issues was the coach's demand that the club pays his taxes something the top management turned down.

Eymael also confirmed that other technical members – Nicholas Muyoti and John Busolo – had also signed improved contracts. He said the team’s executive committee had agreed to source for a team manager before end of this week.

Despite Eymael confirming having received and signed the contract, AFC Leopards vice-chairman Walter Onyino refused to comment on the same. "I don't want to discuss about contract issues for either Eymael or the technical bench as at now."

"We have big problems affecting this club since we brought on board the Belgian and my wish is to have those issues sorted out first then we can be able to discuss contract matters."

On Tuesday the coach categorically stated that AFC Leopards' are not prepared to hire the services of a professional coach owing to a number of problems he had encountered since arriving to replace sacked Tom Olaba.

“What I have clearly noticed is that there is a lot of politicking in AFC Leopards. Even the top officials are not interested in what is happening to the team but are busy taking care of their various businesses. I am not a politician and did not come to Kenya to do politics but rather came to help the club win trophies.”

“There is no team manager, we never know where we will have our training sessions, we only know that the day of the training a few hours before training... no equipment.”