Sebastien Desabre poses with Uganda Cranes shirt at his unveiling Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Cranes head coach Louis Serge Sebastien Desabre has returned back for work after a three week’s holiday in his native country, France.

[/media-credit] Sebastien Desabre poses with Uganda Cranes shirt at his official unveiling ceremony at FUFA House Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Desabre , 41, returned to Uganda on Sunday evening from the holiday he sought after the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco.

At 7:27 p.m, Desabre tweeted on his official handle;

Back to Uganda

The 41 year old Frenchman has been in France, where he continued with official duties as he has been  coordinating and monitoring majority of the national team players plying their trade in Europe and elsewhere.

For starters, Desabre took over the Uganda Cranes job on 28th December 2017, a day after guiding Egyptian side Ismaily in their 4-1 league triumph against El-Raja.

At his official unveiling ceremony at FUFA House in Mengo, Desabre vowed to give the Uganda Cranes a new look with a philosophy of attacking football and equal defensive play.

Desabre was handed the job alongside Uganda U-20 national team head coach Mathias Lule as Fred Kajoba was maintained as the goalkeeping coach.

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L-R: Fred Kajoba (Goalkeeping coach), Mathias Lule (Assistant coach) and Louis Serge Sebastien Desabre on duty during CHAN 2018 in Morocco (Photo: FUFA Media) Credit: FUFA Media

He replaced interim coach Moses Basena, who had been assistant to Serbian national, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Basena was given the mantle to lead the Uganda Cranes on interim basis following the resignation of Micho over uncleared arrears in salaries.

During the CHAN 2018 tournament, Uganda only managed a single point, earned for the goal-less draw with West Africans, Cote D’Ivoire in the last group B clash played at Marrakech stadium.

Earlier on, Uganda Cranes had lost 2-1 to Zambia in the group opener and also succumbed to a late-late goal against Namibia.

Before the CHAN 2018 tournament, Desabre had handled the Uganda Cranes team for less than a fortnight.

The Cranes lost 1-0 to Congo and drew goal-less with Guinea in the warm up games.

Meanwhile, FUFA confirmed that there will be a joint press conference on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 for Desabre and the FUFA president Moses Magogo concerning the team’s performance at CHAN 2018 and the times ahead.

Uganda Cranes will have two international friendly matches in March 2018.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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