Paul Put Named Uganda Cranes New Coach.

In Summary
  • FUFA announced Paul Put  as  new  coach for National football team
  • FUFA received over 150 applications during the process
Paul Put arriving at FUFA headquarters in Mengo
Image: FUFA

The Federation of Uganda Football Association –FUFA has appointed former Harambee Stars head Coach Paul Put, 67 as the new coach for the national team Uganda cranes.

His appointment comes after FUFA sacking  Coach Milutin Sredejevic few months back for failing to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast next year.

The Belgian coach takes charge just three years ahead of Africa cup of nations due to take place in January 2027 which will be hosted by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania under PAMOJA  

Put was manager of the Gambian national team between 2008 and 2011, before being appointed as manager of Burkina Faso in March 2012.

With Burkina Faso, Put managed to get to the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which were held in South Africa.

He left his role as Burkina Faso manager in February 2015, before becoming manager of Jordan in June 2015.

Following a two-week suspension by the Jordan Football Association on 20 December 2015, Put resigned from his position as manager of the Jordan national team in January 2016.

He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016. On 30 October 2016, he was announced as manager of Algerian club USM Alger, on a two-year contract.

He became the manager of the Kenyan national team in November 2017, before resigning in February 2018.

While unveiling him, FUFA President Moses Magogo has noted that FUFA rolled out an application process and we got over 150 coaches including two Ugandans who applied for the job.

‘’After thorough analysis, the FUFA Executive zeroed down on Mr. Paul Put and we believe will do a good job,” He said.