AFCON

Uganda coach Desabre leaves job by mutual consent

2019-07-07 13:55
afcon 2019
Afcon 2019 (File)

Paris - Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has left his job by mutual consent after the side's Africa Cup of Nations last-16 exit, the country's football federation (FUFA) announced on Sunday.

Uganda lost 1-0 to Senegal in Cairo on Friday after reaching the knockout stage of the competition for the first time since finishing runners-up in 1978.

The Ugandan federation said it would confirm the new coaching staff "in the near future" after Desabre left with five months of his contract still to run.

"FUFA is grateful for Mr Desabre's contribution to the sporting and professional development of the Uganda Cranes, including qualifying for the finals and the knockout stages of CAN-2019," FUFA said in a statement.

The 42-year-old Desabre had been in charge of Uganda since signing a two-year deal in December 2017.

Desabre could not be reached for comment.

Ahead of the Cranes' loss to Senegal on Friday, the players had staged a three-day strike over unpaid dues by FUFA.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will host the national side at an official function on Monday.

Read more on:    uganda  |  afcon 2019  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Vote

How far will Bafana Bafana progress in this year’s AFCON tournament?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.