23 Dec, 17:44
Harambee Stars coach Paul Put was never privy to information about the CECAFA Championship, a tournament he proceeded to win in his first assignment at the helm of the Kenyan national team.
Put assumed Stars reins in mid-November, barely half a month to the tournament's kick off with the Belgian scheduled to start his stint after the regional championship.
FKF Chairman Nick Mwendwa has revealed keeping information about the games away from the tactician, who proceeded to win the championship with a squad assembled by his assistant Stanley Okumbi.
Thrown to deep end
-I remember back in October, we were negotiating to have a coach. He (Paul Put) didn't know about the games and i didn't mention it then, he revealed.
-Thanks coach for agreeing to lead the team. You and your technical bench have vindicated what we have been doing. Lets now look forward to the next games, Mwendwa said in part of his Thanksgiving remarks during CECAFA luncheon.
The unbeaten feat saw the coach become the second Belgian to lead Kenya to CECAFA glory.