Kenyan ministry wants answers regarding Paul Put's departure

Kenyan ministry wants answers regarding Paul Put's departure
Paul Put ©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018. 09:30

Following the sudden departure of coach Paul Put from the role as Kenya national team coach, the Sports Ministry has summoned Football Kenya Federation officials to an urgent meeting.

Media reports indicate that the ministry is concerned about intriguing details emerging after an abrupt departure of the coach.


Sports Principle Secretary Kirimi Kaberia told the Daily Nation Sport that he would meet federation officials this week to discuss Put’s exit.

“We want to understand his (Put’s) issue and then jointly develop a way of appointing and maintaining national team coaches, so that it involves more people than just the coach and FKF. That way we can avoid some of the challenges we have so far encountered,” he said.

Put resigned as Harambee Stars coach on February 19 after 74 days into his contract.

The federation said that the Belgian cited personal reasons for his decision to quit, although Put stated otherwise in an exclusive interview carried by Nation Sport.

The coach revealed that his decision to quit was informed by sheer lack of support from FKF, unwillingness to participate in high-profile friendly matches, and a rejection of his request to incorporate his own helpers into the technical bench.

Put has since been announced as Guinea’s new manager replacing the sacked Kanfory Bangoura.

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