Ex Leopards coach Eymael handed two year ban
30 April 2014, 11:30
Nairobi - Former AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael has been handed a two year ban by the Rwanda Football Federation FERWAFA for causing trouble in a league match.
Eymael, head coach of Rwandese giants Rayon Sport has said he will appeal the ban.
FERWAFA handed a two-year ban and a fine of Rwf 200,000 against
Eymael over his role in triggering the pandemonium which followed the 1-1 draw versus AS Kigali mid this month.
“I am going to appeal against this decision because I can’t allow my
career to be tarnished anyhow. This decision taken by FERWAFA is
unjust. There is no tangible evidence on which the decision was
reached, the Belgian tactician told Times Sport.
Eymael argues that the tribunal can’t basically incriminate a suspect without providing evidence.
"We urged Ferwafa to watch the video, which is the only evidence but
they didn’t. I have never attempted to strangle the referee as they
said. Why do you want me to be held responsible for the actions of the
fans? I have to appeal against this and if nothing is done I am going to
lodge a case in the court. I hope Justice will prevail, added Eymael.
Eymael was punished alongside Burundian impressive midfielder Cedric
Amissi. Amissi, who is accused of attacking match referee Gervais
Munyanziza, has been suspended for six months and fined Rwf50, 000.
Rayon Sports Secretary General Olivier Gakwaya, who is reported to
have mobilised fans and encouraged them to sing ‘anti-Degaule’ chants
aimed at FERWAFA chairman Vincent Nzamwita, has been banned from
stadiums for two years and handed a fine of Rwf500, 000.
While the head of Rayon Sports fans’ club Claude Muhawenimana, has
also been hit with a two-year ban from football stadiums and fined
Rwf 500, 000.
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