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Sebastien Desabre: Former Uganda Cranes Coach Lands New Job

Former Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre has been appointed as the new manager for French Ligue 2 side Niort FC (Chamois Niortais), its official.

Niort FC finished 18th in the the second division of French Football after the season was ended prematurely due to Covid19 pandemic.

The club confirmed the news on their official website.

“It’s official, Chamois Niortais FC is holding its new coach and it is Sébastien DESABRE. The native of Valence, now aged 43, will take his first steps as a coach of a professional French team, crowned with a simply exceptional journey around the world,” reads the message, translated from French.

He has been appointed for two years with an option to extend for another year. He replaces coach Franck Passi.

Desabre helped Uganda Cranes to qualify for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt where the side reached the knockout for the first time since 1978.

Desabre, who came to Uganda in December 2017, will be taking on his third team since leaving the Cranes in July 2019.

He joined Egypt’s Pyramids FC but was sacked five months later. He later joined Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca where he was sacked in February 2020 after poor results.

He began his coaching career in 2006 with the ESC Rocheville club, at Le Cannet in the Alpes-Maritimes.

At his new club, he will be hoping to promote Niorts FC to the top tier.

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