Fufa sending Basena to US, unveiling new coach


Federation of Uganda Football Association [FUFA] will make an announcement about the new Uganda Cranes Head Coach today, Thursday 28th December 2017 at 2pm at FUFA House in Mengo.

According to reports, the odds are in favour of French born tactician Sébastien Desabre.

The 41-year old coach reportedly tendered in his resignation letter to his employers Ismaily in Egypt early this week before he flew out of Cairo.

Last week the Federation announced that Desabre together with former Rwanda coach Johnny McKinstry (Northern Irish, 32 years), Emilio Ferrera (Belgian, 50 years) and current Cranes interim coach Moses Basena had made it to the final shortlist for the job.

FUFA appreciates Basena

FUFA appreciated Basena’s achievements with Development and results registered during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, qualifiers for the CHAN and 2018 FIFA World cup Russia.

As a result, Basena has been selected by FUFA for a Special Coaching Development Programme in the United States of America next year.

Basena will become the first Ugandan coach to benefit from this programme that will involve other domestic coaches in future.

FUFA introduced the long term coaching programme as a way towards developing coaches for further educational programmes with an aim of improving the technical expertise of our coaches actively involved in the League.