Desabre-Uganda Cranes part ways after AFCON elimination

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has ended his coaching role with the East African giants shortly after elimination from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the round of 16 at the hands of Senegal.

According to a statement from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), both Desabre and the FA agreed to the separation.

”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.

Not satisfactory

The Cranes were knocked out of the continental showpiece by Senegal but had done themselves some decent piece of work in the group stages, finishing second in a group that had hosts Egypt, Zimbabwe and the DR Congo.

It however, seems this was not a satisfactory performance and the divorce has been termed as one aimed at ‘growth for both parties’ by the FA.

”The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties,” continues the release.

Courted by African giants

Frenchman Desabre joined the Cranes in December 2017, taking up the place of Milutin Sredojević who had quit to join South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.

Reliable sources indicate that Desabre himself is being courted by one of Africa’s biggest names in club football.