Sebastien Desabre signs for Chamois Niortais FC

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Former Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has been announced as Chamois Niortais FC head coach.

The French tactician joined the Ligue 2 side, after parting ways with Wydad AC earlier this year as their manager.

This ended Desabre’s decade long stay in the African football scene following his home return.

Who is Sebastien Desabre?

Sebastien Desabre Serge Louis was born on August 2nd 1976 in France. He kicked off his managerial career at ES Cannet-Rocheville in 2006.

He took over at ASEC Mimosas in 2010 where he stayed until 2012 before he moved east and joined Coton Sport of Cameroon.

Sebastien Desabre left Cotton Sport in 2013 and took over at African giants Esperance de Tunis where he was in charge from 2013 to 2014.

He then joined Recreativo do Libolo of Angola in 2015.

Desabre left Africa in 2015, after a short stint in Angola, and joined Dubai CSC in the Arab Emirates.

Desabre set to take over at Egyptian side FC Pyramid – Watchdog Uganda
Sebastien Desabre during his time at Uganda Cranes

However, he did not last long in the Middle East as he returned to Africa a year later when he was appointed coach by Algerian side Dubai CSC.

Between 2016 and 2017, the 43-year-old tactician was in charge of Wydad AC.

But he left to oversee Ismaily, an Egyptian top-flight side in the middle of 2017.

Desabre as Uganda Cranes gaffer

In December 2017, Sebastien Desabre was appointed as Uganda Cranes head coach replacing Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Desabre led Cranes to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt where they reached the Round of 16.

However, they were eliminated by West African giants Senegal following a 1-0 loss.

Following Cranes’ superb performance, Desabre was signed by Pyramids FC of Egypt but was fired in December 2019 after poor results.

He was then appointed by Wydad for a second stint but again was sacked earlier this year.

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