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PROFILE: New Cranes Coach Desabre Secrets Leak

Frenchman Sebastien Desabre has been unveiled as the new coach of Uganda’s national team.

Desabre arrived in Kampala just hours after leading Ismaili to a 5-1 win over El Raja in his final match in charge of the Egyptian club on Wednesday.

“I’m happy to be in Uganda to coach the Cranes and I’m ready for the challenge to make millions of Ugandans happy,” he said at his unveiling.

“I’ve worked for a long time in Africa and I know a lot about African football. I am ready to serve the Cranes.”

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) added that Desabre will work closely with all of Uganda’s development teams.

While Desabre has never coached a national team he does have a lot of club experience, mainly in north Africa with spells in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco.

His north African stints have seen him take charge of the likes of Esperance in Tunisia and Wydad Casablanca in Morocco.

The 41-year-old was one of the four men named on a shortlist by Fufa on 22 December.

The coaches to miss out are current interim coach Moses Basena, Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry and Belgian Emilio Ferrera.

Sebastien Desabre

A five-man technical committee led by Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya was responsible for formulating the shortlist.

The Cranes have been without a fulltime coach since Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic terminated his contract over the issue of unpaid wages in July.


Desabre was born onin Valencia is a coach French of Soccer .

Having started his coaching career in France, coaching the club of ESC Rocheville at Le Cannet , he began in 2010 a career abroad which led him to several clubs in Africa and in particular the ASEC Mimosas ( Cote d ‘Ivoire’ for 2 seasons, from 2010 to 2012 during which he won several national cups.

During the 2012-2013 season, he coached Coton Sport de Garoua , a club he will lead to the title of Cameroon champion and in the CAF Champions League semi-finals , bowing to penalties on penalties. of the second leg against the future winner of the competition, Al Ahly . In 2013, he joined the Espérance sportive de Tunis , with which he became champion of Tunisia .

At the beginning of 2015, he signed to Recreativo Desportivo Libolo , the reigning Angola champion. He wins from the start of the season, the 2015 Angola Supercup , and leaves the club leaving him st at the mid-championship, with 4 points ahead of the second. The Angolan club will end up champion with equal points with the second, giving an additional line to the winners of Sébastien Desabre: the title of champion of Angola.

For the 2015-2016 season, he takes charge of the Dubai Club team in the United Arab Emirates .

In July 2016, he signed in Algeria with the club having finished second in the championship, the Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura . He discovers a fifth African championship and participates once again in the Champions League.

In September 2016, he succeeds Welshman John Toshack by signing for the Wydad Athletic Club . He leads the team for the first time in the semi-final return of the Champions League against Zamalek in Rabat (5-2 win). He participated greatly in the 19th Moroccan championship of Wydad Casablanca with a first phase go historic for the club.

In August 2017, he joins with one of the best clubs in Egypt: Ismaily SC.

Season Club Country
2004-2006 ESC Rocheville (Assistant) Flag of France la France
2006-2010 ESC Rocheville (Head Coach) Flag of France la France
2010-2012 ASEC Mimosas (Head Coach) Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
2012-2013 CS Garoua (Head Coach) Flag of Cameroon Cameroon
2013 ES Tunis (Technical Director) Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
2014 ES Tunis (Head Coach) Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
2014 ES Tunis (General Manager) Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
2014 ES Tunis (Head Coach) Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
2015 Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Head Coach) Flag of Angola angola
2015 Dubai Club (Head Coach) United Arab Emirates flag United Arab Emirates
2016 JS Saoura (Head Coach) Flag of Algeria Algeria
2016 Wydad Athletic Club (Head Coach) Flag of Morocco Morocco
2017 Ismaily SC (Head Coach) Flag of Egypt Egypt

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