Uganda Paul Put reveals what he needs to change Uganda into a winning team

Paul Put

Belgian manager Paul Put has explained the reason behind his decision to apply for Uganda job after his appointment as the new Cranes head coach ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.

The 67-year old was jobless since he left Congo Brazzaville but ceased the opportunity to coach Uganda and has been chosen by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) which selected him above the 149 other coaches who applied for the same post.

“FUFA has on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Put Paul Joseph as the head coach of the Uganda Cranes on a two-year renewable contract”, the Uganda governing body’s statement reads.

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“The coach was officially unveiled to the media at FUFA Complex by FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim who was in the company of FUFA CEO Edgar Watson.”

Speaking during his first press conference as Uganda coach, Put said : “I first of all want to thank FUFA for the trust and confidence in giving me this job. I believe my knowledge about African football will help me to do a good job with the Uganda Cranes.”

He went on asking for time for him to change the Cranes’ face card even though he has been hired to make results in the ipcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

“I have been following the Uganda Cranes especially the recent AFCON Qualifier match against Niger and the two friendly games against Mali and Zambia. Give me time, give me the confidence. You will see a different national team”, he added.


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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