Guinea sack Put following Afcon exit

Guinea sack Put following Afcon exit
Paul Put, head coach of Guinea chats to media during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals press conference for Guinea at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 29 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 17, 2019. 17:00

Guinea have reportedly sacked head coach Paul Put following their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations exit.

The 63-year-old Belgian only took up the reins last year, but was axed following the National Elephants 3-0 defeat to Algeria in the Round of 16.

Guinea only qualified for the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams, but were duly dumped out of the competition by a rampant Desert Foxes outfit.

Put, who previously served as the head coach of Gambia, Burkina Faso and Kenya, took over as head coach of Guinea from Lappé Bangoura in 2018.

He follows a string of catching casualties due to the ongoing tournament in Egypt with Javier Aguirre having most notably received the boot following the Pharaohs surprise loss to South Africa.

Furthermore, Cameroon parted company with Clarence Seedorf earlier this week while Sebastien Desabre (Uganda) and Emmanuel Amuneke (Tanzania) have also vacated their respective positions.

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