Kenya’s Football Federation has confirmed that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars. The 61-year-old Belgian stepped down for personal reasons.
Kenya’s Federation said in a statement that Paul Put’s resignation is a setback to the country’s ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign.
The federation also announced they have already begun the process of finding a replacement for Put.
Stanley Okumbi, who was in charge of the Harambee Stars in 2016, takes over as interim coach.
Kenya are currently third in Group F of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, following a 2-1 loss away to Sierra Leone last June.
They are scheduled to face the group’s leaders Ghana in Nairobi in September.
Put – who signed a two-year contract with Kenya in November has previously coached both the Gambia’s and Burkina Faso’s national sides. Under his tenure, Burkina Faso finished as runners-up in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, losing to Nigeria in the final.