Guinea sack Paul Put after poor AFCON show

Guinea coach Paul Put has been sacked after the team’s elimination from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

In a statement, Guinea Football Federation, Feguifoot, said that his sacking was due to poor results and also that there has been an “atmosphere of mistrust created and maintained by the coach between the players and the technical staff.”


The Belgian coach however rubbished the allegations about his handling of the team following the reports in local media.

Put aided Belgium past the group stages as one of the best third placed teams at the 2019 AFCON but were knocked out after a 3-0 defeat by Algeria in the last 16.

Put was in charge of Guinea since March 2018 and helped the team qualify for the AFCON finals after finishing top of their group unbeaten and ahead of Ivory Coast.