After Uganda’s exit from the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations and with just five months left on coach Sebastien Desabre’s contract, the future might be uncertain.
Especially at a time when word on the street and some corridors in the Al Ahly circles are indicating that the Egyptian giants are courting the Frenchman.
For the first time Desabre was asked about the issue and he declined to comment.
“I think now is the time to speak about the game and not my future,” Desabre told journalists at the post-match press conference.
He was later pressed to give a comment, looking agitated, Desabre responded; “I said this is a presser connected to Senegal and Uganda and we should keep our questions to the objective of the press conference.”
FUFA had set a target of qualifying out of the group stages which they did with four points after the 2-0 win over DR Congo and the one-all draw with Zimbabwe.
Much as the Cranes fell to the hosts Egypt, they managed to qualify as the second in group A before falling to Senegal 1-0 at the round of last 16 courtesy of Sadio Mane’s first half strike.
“We have played against a team that was very strong and organized and I must say I am proud of my players,” Desabre said.
“We didn’t risk anything and we didn’t create enough chances, we came here to learn and get the experience and I believe we have.”
“Our path in this tournament has been very good, we played against strong teams that have the experience to score goals,” he noted.
Next on the calendar for Desabre if he is to stay on as Cranes coach is the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers.
Uganda plays Somalia in Mogadishu between July 26th and July 28th before the return leg in Kampala between August 2nd and 4th, 2019.
The winner of the tie over two legs will play against either Burundi or South Sudan for a place in the final tournament to be hosted by Cameroon between January and February 2020.