Paul Put and his assistants

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed the sudden departure of Paul Put as the Harambee Stars head coach.
In a statement released by FKF, the Belgian tactician cited ‘personal reasons’ for the cause of his departure.
“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.” Part of the statement read
The federation also included that his resignation is a major setback to the national team which is preparing for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.
“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.”
Put joined Harambee Stars last November on a two-year contract and guided Kenya to Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final against Zanzibar.
Assistant Coach, Stanley Okumbi is set to take charge as the interim as shopping for a suitable replacement to fill the vacant position starts.
“Lastly, the Federation thanks, Paul for his professional service and utmost commitment during his tenure with the Harambee Stars, this even as we wish him well in his future endeavours,” it added.
Kenya’s next game is against Ghana Black stars in the 2019 Africa Nations qualifiers on March 23.

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