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
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
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."