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New Cranes head coach Paul Put was once banned over match fixing

Man Jose Kayima

On Thursday, FUFA unveiled Belgian tactician Paul Joseph Put as the new national senior team head coach on a two year employment contract.

The new Uganda Cranes head coach, Paul Joseph Put served a three-year ban in Belgium after being found guilty of match-fixing. He was also banned by the Guinea Football Federation for breaching its code of discipline.

Put is one of the very few coaches to have been banned for fixing games, serving a three-year ban in Belgium that expired in 2011 after being found guilty of fixing two matches while manager of Lierse.

In 2013, stated that he was just a scapegoat and that the practice is widespread.

The Belgian tactician was in 2019 banned for life by Guinea Football Federation for for allegedly breaching the institution’s code of ethics and code of discipline.

He has also previously managed Gambia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Jordan and Congo national teams.

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