Guinea FA sacks former Gambian Coach Paul Put

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guinea’s football federation has sacked former Scorpions head coach Paul Put alongside his entire staff days after their elimination from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The “Syli Nationale” suffered a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Algeria in the round of 16 contests.

Guinea Federation boss Antonio Souare discussed with the coach on Monday to sort out his future after several players reportedly called for his departure.

According to reports, Guinean players blamed the Belgian for the pay dispute that rocked the team’s camp at Radisson Blu Hotel – Heliopolis in Cairo. There were also several public rows between the Belgian Coach Put and the federation after their elimination from Nations Cup.

Paul Put was appointed Syli Nationale coach in March replacing Kanfory Sylla who was sacked following the failure of Guinea’s home-based team at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in January.

The former Burkina Faso, Gambia and Kenya coach was tasked to qualify the Syli National for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, a fate that he easily achieved.

Guinea reached last 16 of the AFCON as one of the best third-place team in the group stage campaign.

Guinea opened their campaign with a hard-fought 2-2 draw against the eventual group winners Madagascar.

They lost their second game 1-0 to the Super Eagles of Nigeria before overcoming Burundi 2-0 in their final group game.

Other coaches who have lost their jobs after AFCON 2019 include Emmanuel Amuneke (Tanzania), Sebastien Desabre (Uganda), Javier Onaindia Aguirre (Egypt) with latest reports indicating that Clarence Seedorf has left the Cameroon job as well.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara