AFCON2019: Uganda Cranes part ways with head coach

Uganda football Federation (FUFA) has announced that it has parted ways with national team head coach Sebastien Desabre on mutual consent.

This comes after Uganda was knocked out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations by Senegal in the round of 16 on Friday evening.

A first half goal from Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is all the Lions of Teranga needed to book a quarter final ticket in competition.

On Sunday morning, FUFA released a statement confirming that the Frenchman has left his position on mutual consent.

Desabre joined Uganda Cranes in December 2017 from Egyptian side, Ismaily. He replaced Serbian tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic who quit the Cranes job for Orlando Pirates.


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.

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.

Mr. Desabre is grateful to the people and the Government of Uganda, FUFA, Sponsors, Staff and the players that have provided him a good environment to fulfill his obligations in his first time role as a National Team Coach.

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

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