Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Benedict Vilakazi has not held back when speaking about Chippa United’s “embarrassing” appointment and defense of Luc Eymael.
The Belgian coach wanted to return to South Africa following his alleged racist rant in Tanzania, but Chippa had to rescind his appointment following a huge public outcry and pressure from the EFF.
Vilakazi has now echoed the sentiment of the public, saying he was shocked how the Premier Soccer League side handled the situation before revealing that he was left bitterly disappointed that Eymael doesn’t seem to see the need to apologise.
“I was bitterly disappointed with the way that Chippa United dealt with the Luc Eymael situation last week,” Vilakazi wrote in his iDiskiTimes column.
“It is even more embarrassing when you consider that the club appointed the same coach in December until they were pressured into withdrawing their appointment by the public and sponsors.
“Allegations of racism are always serious and must never be taken lightly by any club, however, the way that Chippa United dealt with the situation was disappointing to say the least.
“Luc Eymael has coached all over the African continent including South Africa, having coached Polokwane City, Black Leopards and Free State Stars.
“You would at least expect that he had an understanding of our past as a country coming from Apartheid and racism. Our country has been going through a healing process and him coming to coach here after what he allegedly said would have added salt to our wounds.
“As an experienced coach, I expected better from him in terms of understanding the history of our continent.
“I thought he was easily going to come out and apologise and explain his perspective, but he still sounds arrogant and not apologising.”
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