Burkina Faso fire coach Paul Put

Burkina Faso fire coach Paul Put
Paul Put sacked by Burkina Faso after he failed to get them past the group stage of the 2015 AFCON

by Samm Audu

Sunday Feb 08, 2015. 06:51

Burkina Faso have fired Belgian coach Paul Put after he failed to guide the Stallions past the group phase of the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Burkina Faso, who were beaten finalists at the 2013 tournament in South Africa under Put, only managed a draw and a goal to be eliminated from Group A of the 2015 edition of the competition.

In a communiqué sighted by AfricanFootball.com, the Federation Burkinabe de Football (FBF) said they have terminated the contract of the coach, which was to run till 2016, as a result of “poor results” and after they studied the Equatorial Guinea 2015 report of the coach.

The FBF thanked the coach for qualifying the country to the final of the 2013 AFCON and the final playoffs of the 2014 World Cup where they lost to Algeria.

They also announced that they will immediately begin the search for a new coach.

Speculations are rife that former coach Paolo Duarte may return to his former post.

Put, who took charge of Burkina Faso in March 2012, thus becomes the third coaching casualty from this year’s AFCON after Senegal sacked fired Alain Giresse and Michel Dussuyer quit his post in Guinea.

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