Absa Premiership

New Ea Lla Koto coach targets top eight

2017-08-29 08:43
Luc Eymael (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael believes the club can finish in the Premiership's top eight at the end of 2017/18, as his players possess the right quality.

Eymael, who was previously in charge of Polokwane City for a short but successful spell, recently took over from Sammy Troughton after just two matches in charge for the Ulsterman.

Nonetheless, the Belgian is confident of bringing success to Bethlehem, telling the club's official website: "It will take time of hard work and a lot of commitment, and I want to thank the board for putting their confidence in me in leading their team and I hope I will repay them with good results.

"I also hope that together with my technical team, management, and the players we will work together to achieve more and I am adamant that we will achieve our goal at the end of the season.

"I don't want to put pressure on myself but I will do my best to put the team in the top eight and I think I can succeed with the players we have - because the coach alone can do nothing.

"I will try and achieve and bring the best results into Free State Stars as I have done with my previous clubs. I will strive my best to help the team to improve."

Meanwhile former Free State Stars coach Sammy Troughton believes he was not given enough time to be a success, after parting ways with the club after just two games in charge.

Ea Lla Koto's management and the Irishman reportedly did not see eye to eye on the running of the Bethlehem-based outfit, and it later transpired they agreed to go their separate ways.

Eymael's first league match at the helm will be against reigning African champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Goble Park on September 12.

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