Uganda name Micho’s replacement

Uganda name Micho’s replacement

Frenchman Sebastien Desabre has been named Uganda head coach on a three-year contract it was confirmed on Monday.

He replaces Serbian Milutin Micho Sredejevic who resigned in July last year and has since signed for South African giants, Orlando Pirates.

Desabre was until recently at the helm of Egyptian club, Ismaily.

He was unveiled at a ceremony in Kampala last week after agreeing terms with the Uganda Football Federation (FUFA).

“Desabre beat 93 other applicants and he will now supervise all the national development teams (U-23, U-20 and U-17) because FUFA’s philosophy is to build football from the grass-roots,” said Uganda Football Association Chief Executive, Edgar Watson.

Desabre will be assisted by Mathias Lule, who deputised for interim trainer, Moses Basena.

“I’m glad am here and I will try my best to see I work and make millions of Ugandans happy. I have been following Uganda and I know some of the players,” said Desabre.

“Uganda is great footballing nation and now the task ahead is to prepare for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and we have no time but start to focus on the tournament ahead.”

The 41-year old journeyman lists ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), Coton Sport Garoua (Cameroon), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco), Esperance (Tunisia) among his previous jobs.

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