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BREAKING: Harambee Stars coach Paul Put resigns

8:31 PM MYT 19/02/2018
Harambee Stars coach Paul Put.
Put tendered his resignation ahead of a crunch Africa Nations qualifiers against Ghana in September

Harambee Stars coach Paul Put has resigned citing personal reasons.

Put tendered his resignation with a crunch Africa Nations Qualifiers against Ghana coming up early September.

Football Kenya Federation confirmed Put's sudden departure even as Guinea emerged as a possible destination for the Belgian.

"FKF wishes to inform the general public that Paul Put has officially resigned as the Kenya National Football Team, Harambee Stars Head Coach, citing personal reasons."

The tactician’s resignation, though down to personal reasons is a setback to the country’s ongoing 2019 Afcon qualifiers as he was an integral member of the technical bench.

"The Federation thanks, Put for his professional service and utmost commitment during his tenure with the Harambee Stars, this even as we wish him well in his future endeavors," said the statement obtained by Goal.

Put is understood to have 'fallen out' with FKF that was reluctant to adopt his proposal to ring changes in the technical bench, a move that could have seen more foreigners drafted in as members of the backroom staff. 

Assistant Coach, Stanley Okumbi is set to take charge on an interim basis as FKF starts shopping for a suitable replacement to fill the vacant position.

Put joined Harambee Stars last November on a two-year contract and guided Kenya to Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final against Zanzibar.