Sebastien Desabre reacts after the final whistle in he one all draw with Zimbabwe (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Just 48 hours after leading Uganda to the knock out stages of the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Sebastien Desabre has ended his reign as Uganda Cranes coach.

Sebastien Desabre leaves his role as Uganda Cranes coach

The news was confirmed by Fufa in a statement released on the website in the wee hours of Sunday.

“On the 6th of July 2019, both FUFA and National Team Head coach of the Uganda Cranes Mr. Desabre Sebastien Serge Louis mutually agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties….,” reads part of the statement.

“The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties.

“FUFA recognises the contribution by Mr. Desabre for the improvement of the sporting and professional organisation of the Uganda Cranes inclusive of qualification to the AFCON 2019 Finals and also to the Round of 16.”

The FA revealed that they will announce any development in regards to the new technical staff to handle the national team.

“FUFA will communicate any further development about the Uganda Cranes technical staff and future programmes of the National senior team in the nearest future.”

Desabre joined the Cranes in December 2017, permanently replacing Micho who had quit to join South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.

There are reports that the French is courted by Al Ahly, the biggest club in Egypt.


  • Date of Birth: Aug 2, 1976
  • Place of Birth: Valence, France
  • Age: 43
  • Nationality: French
  • Trainer Licence: Uefa A License
  • Clubs Managed: ESC Rocheville (France) as assistant, ASEC Mimosas (Cote D’Ivoire), CS Garoua (Cameroon), ES Tunis (Tunisia), Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Angola), Dubai Club (United Arab Emirates), JS Saoura (Algeria), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) and Ismaily (Egypt)
  • National Teams: Uganda (December 2017 – July 2019)

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  1. It’s a principled decision.Working with thugs in FUFA is very disgusting.Instead of going on strikes this for me is a better option for all including players.May be respect and sanity may resurface after this.

  2. Players abusing a coach, trainer. Very un acceptable. Then the whole team strikes. I believe if it was not the indispliine, Senegal should have fallen. The players should also be relieved of their duties. Its not a favor to play for your country but an honour to do so.

  3. thanks to the cranes, i feel we had a lot to display that we didn’t do yet we looked abetter side on pitch having had mo shorts on target, not blinded by the fact that we made it to the last 16 ,we observed the fact that our cutting edge had okwi and possibly lumala who featured well all thro , Miya was not so good.
    Our problem might have been that our coach might have been diverted in thought and attachment to his new deal than our team that he didn’t think beyond the boundaries. What do u think?

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