By Dennis Mabuka
AFC Leopards have sacked coach Luc Eymael and suspended rest of the technical bench for alleged poor results.
The Belgian has exclusively revealed to Goal that he received a sacking letter from club management in his apartment on Tuesday signaling the end of a troubled reign at the den, where he joined last April.
“Yes…I can confirm that I have parted ways with AFC Leopards’. I received a signed letter from the club’s top hierarchy confirming termination of contract and will clarify on the same after I consult widely.
“I have always said my working relationship in AFC Leopards’ was not conducive since I set foot in Kenya. I have had two people, who have worked hard to sabotage my work and cannot reveal names at the moment.
“I want to accept that there is always an end to anything you start and would like to reveal it was my worst experience handling AFC Leopards. The rest of the technical bench led by assistant Nicholas Muyoti have been suspended but are yet to receive letters confirming the same”
Eymael’s statement comes hours after Goal exclusively reported that the club had approached former international and Harambee Stars assistant coach James Nandwa to take over.
“I was approached by Secretary General George Aladwa but we are still in talks. I am yet to meet the chairman (Allan Kasavuli) after which I can say for sure whether I have joined them. It will be a great opportunity to work with the club once everything is finalized,” said Nandwa.
Club chairman Allan Kasavuli said the club was going to issue a statement on the same ‘in due course’. “We are in the process of releasing a statement in regards to our technical bench and are asking fans to remain patient. We want to take the club to the next level and are committed to achieve the fete.”
The Belgian joined Leopards in April this season following the sacking of Tom Olaba and has been in charge of 11 matches, winning six, drawing twice and losing three times. Two defeats were back to back with the latest against Chemelil Sugar proving to have been the breaking point.
The recent performance, that saw Ingwe go four matches without winning, has seen them drop to position seven on the 16-team table log after amassing 32 points, nine shy of leaders and rivals Gor Mahia.