Frenchman Sebastien Desabre will be unveiled as the new Uganda Cranes head coach on Thursday at FUFA House. His first task at hand is to prepare the Cranes for CHAN 2018 in Morocco in January
The National team has not had a coach since the departure of Serbian tactician Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic in June this year.
However, After vetting process which saw more than 100 coaches apply for the post, the panel headed by Zambian legend Kalushya Bwalya zeroed down to four coaches. The panel also had Edgar Watson (FUFA Chief Executive Officer), Asuman Lubowa (FUFA Technical Director), Stone Kyambadde (Technical Committee chairperson) and Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel (National Council of Sports)
The four names forwarded to the Fufa Executive Committee included Ugandan Moses Basena, who has been serving as interim coach, Irish man John Mckinstry formerly with Rwanda, Belgian Emilia Ferrera and Sebastien Desabre.
Desabre who has been serving as manager at Egyptian side Ismaily stepped down on Wednesday after guiding the team to a 5-0 win over El Raja.
After the match, the 41 year old French man confirmed his resignation to the club president club Ibrahim Osman and his next destination is expected to be Kampala. According to AhramOnline , Desabre has moulded Ismaily into a solid and compact team since his arrival in July, with the club making an impressive start to the season as they chase a fourth league title and their first since 2002.
In Africa, Desabre has coached at clubs like ASEC Mimosas (Cote D’Ivoire), Cotton Sport Garoua (Cameroon), Entit Sportif Tunis (Tunisia), Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Angola), Dubai Club (United Arab Emirates4), JS Saoura(Algeria), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) and lately Ismaily in Egypt.
The details of his contract with Fufa remain unknown. However, reliable sources at FUFA say, the new coach will bag 72m monthly alongside other benefits.
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