Eymael (centre) and his assistant coach Hatem Belhouchet (right) sign contracts with Al Merreikh Al Merreikh
Eymael promises to deliver at Al Merreikh
By Vincent Stephen | Sat 26 Dec, 2015 11:00

Belgian tactician Luc Eymael has promised better times for Sudanese giants Al Merreikh after taking over as the head coach. The former AFC Leopards tactician joined the Khartoum based outfit on a one year renewable contract on Wednesday 23 December.

The experienced coach had been in charge of Oman side Al Nasr Salalah for a period of six weeks during which he led the club from eleventh to fourth position. In seven matches, he won four and drew three, losing none.

Retain the titles

Speaking to Soka, the 56-year-old said his ultimate objective at Al Merreikh is to help the club retain the two trophies won this season – the league and cup titles as well as reaching the final stages of the CAF Champions League.

“First priority is to retain the titles and two, to have a good run in the Champions League because this year the club reached the semifinals therefore we have to strive and go as far as possible.

“We also intend to do our best to produce good football as usual and obtain better results during my reign,” he told Soka.

Preseason program

The team departs for a ten day camp in Ethiopia on Sunday 27 December. They will wind up their preseason program with a two week camp in Doha, Qatar.

Vincent Stephen

Twitter: @vincentsopiyo

Email: Vincent@soka.co.ke

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