By Dennis Mabuka
Goal Kenya can exclusively reveal that Belgian coach Luc Eymael had tendered his resignation before departing for unknown destination.
The Belgian, who has now been suspended for allegedly absconding duty, wrote a three paragraphed letter addressed to AFC Leopards’ chairman Allan Kasavuli, asking for his services to be terminated.
The letter headlined ‘termination of contract’ stated in part, “After expressing my dissatisfaction with my contract, I haven't got any feed back up to now.
"This has been my lowest earning contract and my working conditions have not been conducive. Since I joined the team there has been a big improvement, from position 13 in the league to now position 3 and this is a clear proof of the good work I am doing.
“The team is now playing good football and it is evident by the results we are getting. I am tired of this situation, I have got a better offer (supportively and financially) and there is no way I am turning it down. I will follow my agreement with you to the latter and I am optimistic that you will do your bit. I will buy out my contract or if you don't want I will have to resign, but with immediate effect.
“I hope to find a friendly solution for this issue. I wish you and the team all the best in your future endeavors and hope that we can have an opportunity to work together in the near future or we can arrange a friendly so you can earn a lot of money. I believe you still have my proposal and I am sure it will help the team become better and professional.”
Meanwhile, the Belgian has revealed to Goal that he is stranded in Egypt. “It is very true that I am currently stranded in Egypt trying to get my way back to Kenya. I am not here (Egypt) because I came to sign a contract with another club…no. I was diverted here from Brussels and was supposed to connect a flight to Nairobi.”
Asked whether he was coming back to coach AFC Leopards' despite the decision to elevate his assistant Muyoti to acting capacity, Eymael replied, 'Yes of course...after raising my concerns with chairman (Kasavuli), he promised to have them sorted out and that is why I have to come back.
“Furthermore I did not abscond duty but was attending to a funeral of my best pal, who had passed away in Brussels and got issues while connecting flights back to Nairobi.
"There are two planes tonight (Thursday) heading to Kenya - one is Kenya Airways at 23.25 and the other is Egyptian Airlines at 21.55. If it is not today (Thursday) it will be tomorrow (Friday) but there is only one Egyptian Airlines at 21.55 tomorrow (Friday)."