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Luc Eymael and Free State Stars part ways

2:50 PM WAT 12/11/2018
Free State Stars Luc Eymael, May 2018
The Ea Lla Koto boss has announced his departure from the reigning Nedbank Cup champions with immediate effect

Free State Stars have parted ways with coach Luc Eymael with immediate affect following a string of poor results in their 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign.

The Belgian coach has confirmed that he has left the Bethlehem-based club on mutual consent, and he becomes the second casualty following Joel Masutha who left Black Leopards on Monday.

The reigning Nedbank Cup winning coach and his men have struggled to replicate the same form which made them one of the best teams in the league last season.

Just this week, they visited Mamelodi Sundowns in the league and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Moreover, they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands to SuperSport United at the Goble Park Stadium on Saturday night. 

Following their loss to the reigning PSL champions, the former Polokwane City and Bloemfontein Celtic manager expressed unhappiness at his players for their lacklustre display.

After taking over the coaching reigns at Ea Lla Koto, Eymael transformed the side to a force to be reckoned with as they clinched the Ke Yona Cup where they beat Maritburg United in the final.

Moreover, he led the club to a decent top six finish as they also qualified for the Caf Confederation Cup tournament which is set to start this month.

On the PSL log table, Stars are now placed ninth with 13 points from 14 games and assistant coach Seloatse Mosala could be handed the reigns during the Fifa international break as the club is yet to announce Eymael's successor.

In addition, they will face Orlando Pirates in the league in a match scheduled to be staged in the Free State on Tuesday, December 11.