Sierra Leone afcon opponent Kenya appoint Paul Put as new coach

  •  Football Kenya Federation (FKF) unveiled Belgian coach Paul Put as the new Harambee Stars head coach.
    Put was former manager of the Gambian national team.

Former USM Alger and Gambia coach Paul Put has been appointed the new coach of Kenya replacing local technician Stanley Okumbi.

The 61-year-old was installed on Saturday on a two-year deal in Mombasa during the federation’s Annual General Meeting.

Put will take charge of the Kenyan Stars remaining games to qualify for the 2019 African Nations Cup in Cameroon.

Put’s first task in the ongoing 2019 qualifiers will be against the Black Stars of Ghana March 2018 at home.

Harambee Stars under Stanley Okumbi lost to Sierra Leone 2-1 in their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifying tie in Freetown in June.

Stanley Okumbi has been demoted and will be assisting the Belgian coach who has managed Belgian sides Lokeren, Geel and Lierse.

Following spells at Geel, Lokeren and Lierse, the former Rwanda national team Put was banned by the Royal Belgium Football Association for his alleged involvement in the Ye Zheyun match-fixing scandal.

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