Absa Premiership

Free State Stars hopeful Eymael will stay

2018-05-21 12:29
Luc Eymael (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars chairman Mike Mokoena is hopeful Luc Eymael will stay with the club after leading Ea Lla Koto to the Nedbank Cup title.

Stars defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 in the final played at Cape Town stadium on Saturday to end their 24-year drought for a trophy.

The club also managed a respectable sixth place finish in the recently ended Premiership season.

The Belgian born coach, who previously worked at Polokwane City, has been linked with vacant head coach positions at both Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United.

The Ea Lla Koto chairman said he is aware there is a high demand for his coach, but is hopefully he will remain in charge of the club going into the new season.

Mokoena told the SABC: "We are very excited that after such a long time we managed to win a trophy.

"All the credit and respect goes to our coach. He has done well since he joined our club. 

"We have done well together and I’m hopeful he will stay with our club.

"I hope all the reports I have seen in newspapers of him leaving will pass, but if it happens he leaves then will have to deal with it. It’s part of the game.

"But for now, we have been planning together and he has renewed his contract, we have improved it a lot and we will see how it goes."

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