Ingwe chairman Allan Kasavuli reveals details from Monday's secret meeting with the Belgian but insists ‘we are striving very hard to keep him at the den’
By Otieno Otieno
AFC Leopards chairman Allan Kasavuli says the club is committed to keeping unsettled tactician Luc Eymael and 'we are working hard to accommodate his requests.'
Kasavuli confirmed to Goal on Tuesday that the Belgian has issued a two day ultimatum to the club to address his concerns or he quits but also dismissed reports that the coach had already resigned.
“Those peddling reports that Eymael has quit are wrong. We had a fruitful meeting on Monday during which time the coach pointed out some few things he wanted sorted out.
“He also requested for an increase in his salary which we are looking into. He is still our coach and we will do our best to keep him,” said Kasavuli.
Reports had emerged on Tuesday that the coach, who replaced sacked Tom Olaba, may have thrown in the towel after weeks of threatening to resign.
Speaking to Goal, Eymael clarified that he has not resigned even though he left to Belgium. He also denied that he had received an offer to coach South African top side Orlando Pirates.
“I want to assure club fans that I am still the head coach of AFC Leopards'. We held a very fruitful meeting with chairman Kasavuli on Monday where we discussed a number of issues.
“He (Kasavuli) promised to get back with solutions to the problems raised within the next 48 hours and that is what I am waiting for. Furthermore, we have decided to give players’ some time off to rest since we don’t have any league assignment this weekend."
"When my time comes to quit the club...I will do that in a very professional way. I will inform the media but I have not talked to anyone on the same at the moment. It is a pity that some guys have now gone ahead to start spreading lies about my stay at the club. I love this club and would want to see out my contract."