Sébastien Desabre

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Sébastien Desabre
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Personal information
Full name Sébastien Desabre
Date of birth (1976-08-02) August 2, 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Valence, France
Club information
Current team
Uganda (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
2017– Uganda

Sébastien Desabre (born 2 August 1976) is a French football coach and former player who has been manager of the Ugandan national team, The Cranes, since 28 December 2017.[1] He replaced Milutin Sredojevic (‘Micho’), from Serbia, who left in July 2017 to become coach of the Orlando Pirates Football Club in South Africa.[1]


Desabre was born on 2 August 1976 in Valence, France.[1] Immediately prior to his current assignment he was the head coach of Ismaily football club in the Egyptian Premier League. His other past coaching assignments include ESC Rocheville in France, ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast, CS Garoua in Cameroon and ES Tunis in Tunisia.[1] He has also coached Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo in Angola, Dubai Club in the United Arab Emirates, JS Saoura in Algeria and Wydad Athletic Club in Morocco.[1][2]

In December 2017, prior to the January–February 2018 African Nations Championship competition, he signed a three-year contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations at a gross monthly salary of US$25,000.[3][4]. On 17th November 2018, Desabre's Cranes qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after defeating Cape Verde in Kampala.[5] In November 2018, the Uganda national team was nominated with five others for the CAF Men's national team of the year award 2018.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Bbosa, Denis (28 December 2017). "New dawn as Desabre appointed Uganda Cranes coach". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ Isabirye, David (28 December 2017). "Sebastien Desabre arrives in Uganda ahead of Cranes unveiling". Kawowo.com.
  3. ^ Isabirye, David (28 December 2017). "Frenchman Desabre replaces Micho as Uganda Cranes head coach". Kampala: Kawowo.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ URN (28 December 2017). "Frenchman takes Cranes job". The Observer (Uganda) Quoting Uganda Radio Network (URN). Kampala. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ Bamulanzeki, Nicholas (17 November 2018). "Uganda qualifies for AFCON 2019". The Observer.
  6. ^ Mwambu, Fred (30 November 2018). "CAF Awards: Uganda, Kenya nominated for best national team of the year award". Futaa.

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