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Desabre terms Cranes Qualification as ‘Best Achievement’ in His Coaching Career


Uganda Cranes confirmed their place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday after edging edging past Cape Verde.

Patrick Kaddu scored the lone goal which meant the Cranes sealed the top spot in group L on 13 points with a game to play( away against Tanzania).

Coach Sebastien Desabre was happy about the performance of the team and qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

” I’m happy for the performance from the boys today. We played well and managed to win the game but most importantly is that we sealed qualification to AFCON.” He said.

Asked if he thinks this is his best achievement in his coaching career, the French tactician nodded in agreement and stated it was always his target.

” Yes,” he said before adding, ” I have been on the African continent for about eight years in Egypt and Morocco coaching at club level. This was my first time taking charge of a national team and it was my ultimate target to guide Uganda back to AFCON. I therefore term this as
my biggest achievement in my career. ” Desabre indicated.

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.


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

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