‘You will see a different national team’ New Cranes head coach Paul Put vows

Paul Joseph Put has officially been named as the new head coach for the Uganda Cranes by FUFA, replacing Milutin Sredojevic. PHOTO/X

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Paul Joseph Put has officially been named as the new head coach for the Uganda Cranes by FUFA, replacing Milutin Sredojevic, who was dismissed in September. Put, a Belgian tactician, has been awarded a two-year renewable contract for the role.

In expressing his gratitude for the opportunity, Put stated, “I first want to thank FUFA for the trust and confidence in giving me this job. I believe my knowledge of African football will enable me to do well with the Uganda Cranes.”

He also shared his vision for the national team, emphasizing his intention to bring about positive changes: “I have been closely following the Uganda Cranes, especially in the recent AFCON Qualifier match against Niger and the friendly games against Mali and Zambia. Give me time, give me confidence, and you will witness a transformed national team.”

Put’s inaugural challenge will be in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, where the Cranes will face Guinea and Somalia this month. He will be supported by a team that includes five individuals from Belgium and one Ugandan:

  • Sven De Wilde as the Performance Manager
  • Mathieu Denis as the Physical Fitness Coach
  • Gery Osste as the Goalkeeping Coach
  • Martin Michiel as the Physiotherapist
  • Jelle Sevenhant as the Video Analyst.
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