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Guinea part ways with Paul Put after disappointing outing at Afcon 2019

4:21 AM SGT 16/7/19
Paul Put
The Belgian tactician has been relieved of his duty as the head coach of the Syli Nationale on Monday

The Guinean Football Federation has confirmed the sacking of Paul Put as head coach of the senior national team.

The decision was reached after a meeting with the Ministry of Sports and the country's football governing body on Monday.

The ex-Kenya coach took charge at the helm of the Guinea team in March 2018 and helped the Syli Nationale qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as group leaders ahead of Ivory Coast, Central African Republic and Rwanda.

During their Afcon outing in Egypt, Guinea managed a win, a draw and a loss in Group B.

They qualified for the Round of 16 as one of the best losers but their campaign came to an end after a 3-0 loss to Algeria in the knockout stage.

"To every contract there are two ways to settle differences, either amicably or by the clauses in the contract. Today, June 15, the Guinean Football Federation has put an end to its collaboration with the national team coach Paul Put," read the FA statement.