Belgium’s Paul Joseph Put Appointed as Uganda’s New National Football Coach
Uganda announces the appointment of Paul Joseph Put as their new national football coach, bringing a wealth of African football experience to the role.
Paul Joseph Put, hailing from Belgium, has taken up the role of the head coach for Uganda’s national football team.
Put steps into this position following the departure of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who left the role back in September, according to reports from Xinhua.
The formal introduction of Put took place during a press conference held at the FUFA Complex in Kampala. Moses Hassim Magogo, the president of FUFA, confirmed that the Belgian coach has signed a two-year contract.
Magogo also emphasized that Put will have the autonomy to select his own support staff. He stated, “He will be collaborating with five individuals from Belgium, but there will also be opportunities for Ugandans to be part of the support staff.”
“I would like to express my gratitude to FUFA for entrusting me with this role. I believe my understanding of African football will enable me to make a meaningful contribution to the Uganda Cranes,” remarked Put.
At the age of 67, Put brings a wealth of coaching experience, having previously served as the head coach for several national teams in Africa, including Burkina Faso, Gambia, Kenya, and Congo.
The coach will commence his new responsibilities with the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later this month. Uganda’s initial Group G match will see them facing Guinea, followed by a clash with Somalia, both taking place in November. The group also features teams from Algeria, Mozambique, and Botswana.