BELGIAN COACH Luc Eymael is set to appeal against his two-year ban handed to him by Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa for allegedly causing violence during a league duel against AS Kigali mid this month.
After Ferwafa proclaimed the two-year ban and fine of Rwf. 200.000 verdict against Eymael over his role in triggering the pandemonium and vandalism which followed after the 1-all draw against AS Kigali, the Belgian tactician qualified the verdict as partial as he spoke to media on Monday.
“I am going to appeal against this decision because I can’t allow my career to be tarnished just anyhow. This decision taken by Ferwafa is unjust as it is deprived of tangible evidences,”
“The tribunal can’t basically incriminate a suspect without providing evidences,” he insisted.
“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 responsible of the reactions 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 with Burundian impressive midfielder Cedric Amissi. Amissi, who attacked 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 mobilized 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 Rwf500, 000.