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Guinea plotting to ‘poach’ Harambee Stars coach

Belgian coach Paul Put could quit his job as the head coach of Harambee Stars barely three months after being hired.

This is according to reports that the Belgian is among coaches under consideration to take over as Guinea head coach.

According to several media reports, Put is top among coaches touted to replace Guinea tactician Kanfory Lappé Bangoura who was fired following the Syli Nationale’s disappointing campaign at the ongoing 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan).

Guinea finished third in Group A, with one win out of a possible three in a pool that also consisted of Morocco, Sudan and Mauritania.


Put’s name is being discussed by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) who are waiting for president Antonio Souare to return from the Africa Nations Championship in Morocco before announcing Bangoura’s successor.

Another possible contender for the job is Hugo Broos, who led the Cameroon national football team to victory at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Put’s possible exit will be a huge setback to Kenya, considering his near perfect start in charge of Harambee Stars.

Put was hired in mid November and led Harambee Stars to victory at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in December in what was his first major assignment in Kenya.

He is however yet to meet the team’s senior players including captain Victor Wanyama, Michael Olunga, Jesse Were and Ayub Timbe.