South African side and home to Ugandan goalkeeper Watenga Isma, Chippa United Football Club have appointed Belgian Luc Eymael as senior head coach until the end of the season.
Eymael first match in charge will be the DSTV Premiership fixture against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium when the season resumes in the New Year on 6 January 2021.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the Club said they had met with former coach Lehlohonolo Seema on the same day, where the consensus from both parties was to part ways with immediate effect.
This decision to let Lehlohonolo Seema go comes “after an indifferent start to this season with the team currently in 14th place on the league standings after eight matches,” the club said.
Chippa United has won once and lost five matches in the campaign so far – including successive defeats from the last three matches.
Eymael joins the Chilli Boys with a wealth of experience having coached in Belgium, Oman and across the African continent. In South Africa, he coached Free State Stars to Nedbank Cup success in 2018.
Club Chairman, Mr. Siviwe Mpengesi stated: “Our ambition was to have an improved season in comparison to how the team has been fighting relegation in the past few campaigns. One of Mr Eymael responsibilities is a top eight finish for this season. This where the Club Board can also decide on his longer term contract with the team.
“We would like to wish Mr Seema well with his future endeavors, and thank him for his contribution towards the Chippa United brand,” Mr. Siviwe Mpengesi told club media.
Watenga recently joined the club on a long term loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns is also home to Denis Onyango, number one goalkeeper and Captain for the Uganda Cranes.