Jordan’s long road back towards the top of Asian football continued with a second impressive win within a week last night (Tuesday).
And prior to the 3-0 friendly win over Caribbean side Trinidad and Tobago in Irbid, the national side unveiled Belgian Paul Put as their new head coach.
Jordan have slipped to 103 in the FIFA world rankings following a disappointing year, but last night’s win was hot on the heels of a 3-1 opening World Cup victory in Tajikistan last week.
Jordan took the lead early through Hamzeh Al Dardour before Abdullah Deeb made it 2-0 before half time. The match was wrapped up by a third goal in the 71st minute from Odai Al Saifi.
Meanwhile, Paul Put will take over the team from July 1 on a one-year deal. It is the first time that the 59-year-old has managed in Asia following spells in charge of Gambia and Burkino Faso in Africa over the last eight years.