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Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre. Courtesy Photo
Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre. Courtesy Photo

Fans Question Uganda Cranes Coach Desabre's Ability after Poor Performance

Fans usually give an economy of three games to test any new coach's tactics but Desabre has already taken charge of eight matches but has won just once, drawing thrice and losing four times.
posted onJune 2, 2018
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By Thomas Odongo

Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre has spent just five months in charge of the team and fans are already questioning his coaching tactics.

Fans usually give an economy of three games to test any new coach's tactics but Desabre has already taken charge of eight matches but has won just once, drawing thrice and losing four times.

These statistics are huge stains to any new coach and any football fan is likely to jump into conclusions.

The French tactician took charge of his first game on 6th January 2018 during an international friendly against Guinea at Nambole and both sides settled for a 1-all draw before Uganda lost 0-1 at home against Congo during another international friendly on 10th January 2018.

The 2018 CHAN campaign was a nightmare for Desabre when his side lost 1-3 against Zambia on 14th January before losing 0-1 to Namibia four days later

Uganda then managed to salvage a point in the CHAN games after a 0-0 draw against Ivory Coast on 22nd January.

After a terrible start on his Cranes job, Desabre who succeeded Micho Sredejovic finally got his maiden win on 24th March after beating Sao Tome and Principe 3-1 at Nambole during an international friendly. Three days later, Uganda settled for a 0-0 draw against Malawi during another international friendly.

Desabre's latest blow was on 30th May 2018 when his side lost 0-1 against Central African Republic during an international friendly in Niger.

With these terrible statistics, Kampala Post engaged some fans to give an insight into the current condition of the team.

''FUFA dumped Micho who had gotten in the right path with the players. Even Basena took charge of just three games and beat Egypt and drew against Ghana but was not given a chance. Desabre might not take this team to greater heights,'' Wycliff Kayiwa a Cranes fan told this reporter.

When Desabre called up the Cranes team for the first time ever, he concentrated much more on foreign players.

Fans claim that most Ugandan footballers who play abroad are in mediocre leagues save a few like Denis Onyango, Emmanuel Okwi and the like.

''Desabre should also focus on domestic league players. KCCA FC right now is a strong force at continental level yet the teams our foreign based players play in are not even in the CAF Champions League,'' Ronnie Chandi a Cranes fan said.

It is with no doubt that there is a dark cloud on Desabre's coaching antics and he now has to polish the stains and ensure that he puts the team on the right track.

Uganda faces Niger today (Saturday) during an international friendly in a must-win match for Uganda Cranes.

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