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Paul Put sacked as Guinea head coach

Paul Put sacked as Guinea head coach

The Guinean Football Federation has confirmed the sacking of Paul Put as head coach of the senior national team.

The decision was reached after a meeting with the Ministry of Sports and the country’s football governing body on Monday.

The ex-Kenya coach took charge at the helm of the Guinea team in March 2018 and helped the Syli Nationale qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as group leaders ahead of Ivory Coast, Central African Republic and Rwanda.

During their Afcon outing in Egypt, Guinea managed a win, a draw and a loss in Group B.

They qualified for the Round of 16 as one of the best losers but their campaign came to an end after a 3-0 loss to Algeria in the knockout stage.

The former Burkina Faso, Gambia and Kenya national coach, Paul Put, has been named as the new coach of Guinea on March 2 ,2018.

The Guinea Football Association made the announcement in a news conference in Conakry on Friday.

The 61-year-old Belgian replaces Kanfory Sylla who was sacked following the failure of Guinea’s home based team at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in January.

Put was among more than 80 coaches who applied for the Guinea position.

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