Frenchman appointed to handle Uganda Cranes
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Frenchman appointed to handle Uganda Cranes

Frenchman appointed to handle Uganda Cranes

French born tactician Sebastien Desabre has been appointed to handle Uganda Cranes.

The 41 year-old, who reportedly tendered in his resignation letter to his employers Ismaily in Egypt early this week before he flew out of Cairo for Kampala, was unveiled on Thursday.

Desabre takes over from Moses Basena, who has been working on temporary basis since the departure of Milutin 'Micho' Sredojovic.

Last week the Federation announced that Desabre together with former Rwanda coach Johnny McKinstry (Northern Irish, 32 years), Emilio Ferrera (Belgian, 50 years) and current Cranes interim coach Moses Basena had made it to the final shortlist for the job.

Desabre leaves Ismaily top of the Egyptian Premier League with 37 points from 16 games, while giants Al Ahly are second with 30 points from 13 games played.

The French man has a rich club coaching profile after handling 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.

His first task will be to lead Uganda Cranes at the 2018 Total Africa Nations Championship (Chan) which runs January 13th to February 4th in Morocco. Uganda will play alongside Zambia, Namibia and Cote dÍvoire in Group B.