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Reports: Al Ahly chasing Desabre’s signature

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Uganda Cranes coach Desabre Sebastien emphasizes a point during the media session on at Kabira Country Club / Bata Image

From László Csaba, Bobby Williamson to Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, Uganda could again prematurely lose a coach to a better paying employer especially if the Cranes’ star continues to shine in Egypt.

It is reported that Africa’s most successful club and Egyptian giants Al Ahly are considering to begin talks with Sebastien Desabre as their next coach if they haven’t engaged him already.

Al Alhy fans are not happy with Uruguayan tactician Martín Lasarte who has been in charge since December 2018.

There has been pressure nationwide piled on the board to replace Lasarte and and for some reason the name making rounds as the best candidate is the former Ismailia coach.

“The talks about the board talking to Desabre, you know fans are not with the board after making so many bad decision in the past,” Uber driver and staunch Al Ahly fan Abu Bakr tipped off www.football-256.com.

“Information leaked after Ouganda (Uganda) defeated Congo but the board is yet to come out with an official statement,” he added.

The 42-year-old French tactician has vast experience as far as African football coaching is concerned, he has coached 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

“I think talking will start again after AFCON if there is a real negotiation,” goal.com reporter Mahmoud Diaa told this website before adding.

“No one could confirm anything, but there many stories about talking with him. Sometimes it’s just rumors from Press or even drops from the Board to distract the people from the real target.”

Well it was just ‘rumors’ in 2010 when Csaba left Uganda to sign for Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian.

It was also just talks when Williamson joined Gor Mahia in 2013 before going on to manage the Harambee Stars between 2014 and 2016.

And the most recent one in 2017, no one saw it coming when Micho stepped down as Cranes coach in the middle of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers to sign for South African giants Orlando Pirates.

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