Guinea axe ex-Harambee Stars coach Put

Tuesday July 16 2019

Guinea's coach Paul Put (right) applauds prior to their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match against Algeria and Guinea at the 30 June Stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo on July 7, 2019. PHOTO | MOHAMED EL-SHAHED |



Guinea coach Paul Put was sacked on Tuesday following the team's last 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Belgian Put, who was appointed in March 2018, saw Guinea beaten 3-0 by finalists Algeria in the first knockout round having scraped through as one of four third-place teams in the group stage.

"The coach is dismissed. We're going to talk with him about the terms of his departure. Feguifoot has ended the partnership with Paul Put," said Antonio Souare, the head of Guinea's football federation.

Souare added a return of three wins, four draws and five defeats in 12 matches played under Put was "not satisfactory".

Put, 63, led Burkina Faso to the Cup of Nations final in 2013 before losing 1-0 to Nigeria.


Put had handled Kenya's Harambee Stars briefly before quitting in a huff to join Guinea.