Frenchman Sebastien Desabre will be unveiled as the new Uganda Cranes head coach – 2pm today at FUFA House in Mengo.
The 41-year guided Ismaily to to a 5-0 win in his last game at the club over El Raja on Wednesday.
The Frenchman had informed Ismaily board of his wish to accept his first international job offer with the Uganda Cranes as he claims it would be a great move for his career.
According to a statement issued by the league leaders, they confirmed that the board tried everything to keep the manager at his current post, after the team has been enjoying a blistering start to the season, topping the league and witnessing much-missed stability over the past decade.
The board also reassured Ismaily fans of their will to secure the services of a new manager.
“The board assures our great fans that we are working on this situation and are in search to find an adequate manager to take over the team,” the statement read.
Sebastien Desabre’s first task will be preparing the Cranes for the 2018 CHAN championships in Morocco next month.
Sébastien Desabre was born in the French city of Valence on 2nd August 1976.
He speaks French, English and Arabic.
He started his coaching career as an assistant at French outfit ESC Rocheville and later head coach between 2004 and 2010.
He has also choached numerous clubs in Africa including ASEC Mimosas (Cote D’Ivoire), CS Garoua (Cameroon), ES Tunis (Tunisia), Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Angola), Dubai Club (United Arab Emirates4), JS Saoura (Algeria), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) and Ismaily in Egypt.