Uganda Football governing Body FUFA has on Thursday afternoon unveiled the National team Head Coach in a press conference at FUFA House in Kampala, Uganda.
French born tactician Sebastien Desabre 41, has been handed the opportunity following his performance in most African Football Clubs and managed to beat Emilio Ferrera (Belgian), Jonathan Mckinstry (Nothern Ireland) and Ugandan Moses Basena in a four man short list.
The technical team headed by former Zambia FA boss Kalusha Bwalya made the final short list where the FUFA Executive laid absolute hopes in the Frenchman who has been the head Coach at Egyptian side Ismaily SC.
Desabre started his coaching career in France with the club of ESC Rocheville in Le Cannet, he later joined ASEC Mimosas of Cote d ‘Ivoire’ for 2 seasons, from 2010 to 2012.
In the 2012-2013 season, he switched to Coton Sport de Garoua of Cameroon, winning the league title of Cameroon and managed to reach the CAF Champions League semi-finals,
In 2013, Desabre joined Espérance sportive de Tunis, with which he lifted the Tunisia league title.
He signed to Recreativo Desportivo Libolo in the Angola’s top flight league at the beginning of 2015, managing to win the 2015 Angola Supercup.
For the 2015-2016 season, he took 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.
However, In September 2016, he succeeded Welshman John Toshack after signing for the Wydad Athletic Club in Morocco.
He led the Club to the semi-final return of the CAF Champions League against Zamalek in Rabat (5-2 win).
In August 2017, he switched to Egyptian side Ismaily SC and he has maintained the first place position in the top league with seven points clear ahead of giants Al Ahly in the second place.
In his last game Ismaily won El Raja by 5:0.
Despite of his good performance at Club level in most African Countries, this is Desabre’s first national team job in his entire career.
Desabre has signed a three years contract and is to receive $25,000 per month until 2020, and will be working with Ugandan Mathias Lule as his assistant.
“I am happy to be in Uganda to coach. I am ready for the challenge to make millions of Ugandans happy”.
“I have worked for a long time in Africa and i know much of African football. I am ready to serve my best for the Ugandans” Sebastian said.
He has succeeded Ugandan Moses Basena who has been the care taker coach since Serbian Tactician Multin Seredjovic left for Orlando Pirates in South Africa.
The Cranes will participate in the 2018 Chan Finals in Morocco and Desabre will manage his first competitive game against Zambia on 14th January in the continental tie.
Uganda is also leading Lesotho, Tanzania and Cape Verde in Group L of the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers.
By Kasirye Alex/kmaupdates