Belgian technician Paul Put has resigned as the head coach of the Harambee Stars citing “personal reasons”, the Kenya Football Federation have confirmed.

Put, 61, was appointed to a two-year deal in November replacing local technician Stanley Okumbi. – Kenya appoint Paul Put as new coach

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.”

“Football Kenya Federation wishes to inform the general public that Mr Paul Put has officially resigned as the Kenya National Football Team, Harambee Stars Head Coach, citing personal reasons.

Sierra Leone defeated Kenya 2-1 in their opening Group F 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifying tie in Freetown in June.

They are scheduled to face the group’s leaders Ghana in Nairobi in September while Ethiopia host Sierra Leone

Local coach Stanley Okumbi, who was in charge of the Harambee Stars in Freetown, takes over as interim coach.

The federation also announced they have already begun the process of finding a replacement for Put.

Under his tenure, Burkina Faso finished as runners-up in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, losing to Nigeria in the final.

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