Egyptian money bags Pyramids FC grabbed former Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre from the jaws of rivals Al Ahly Sports Club before unveiling him on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at June 30th Stadium.
What’s not clear though is the duration of the contract, it wasn’t stated at the unveiling as Desabre embarks on the new journey. None the less he seemed excited about his new offer.
“I am very grateful having joined Pyramids Football Club,” Desabre said his official unveiling before adding.
“I was very focused on Uganda Cranes duty and respected FUFA very well but I decided very quickly. I am now focused on my new project.”
In the summer of 2018, the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al-Sheikh took over and immediately changed the name to Pyramids.
Since then they have been managed by four coaches; Alberto Valentim, Ricardo La Volpe, Hossam Hassan and Ramon Diaz.
This will be Desabre’s second job in Egypt having coached at Ismailia before taking on the Uganda Cranes job on December 28th, 2017.
During his time at the helm of the Ismailia-based club, Desabre won 13 games, drew four, while losing only once, which came against Al Ahly, who eventually were crowned league champions.
The UEFA A Licenced has previously coached ESC Rocheville in France (as an assistant coach), ASEC Mimosas, CS Garoua, ES Tunis, Club Recreativo Desportivo Libolo, Dubai Club, JS Saoura and Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.
In their debut season, Pyramids FC have managed to finish second in the Egyptian Premier League, but could still drop to third in case Zamalek managed to win one of their remaining three games. T
his means that the club have secured themselves a place in the CAF competitions next season, where they most likely compete in the Confederation Cup.
Brief about Desabre
Date of Birth: Aug 2, 1976
Place of Birth: Valence, France
Trainer Licence: Uefa A License
Clubs Managed: ESC Rocheville (France) as assistant, ASEC Mimosas (Cote D’Ivoire), CS Garoua (Cameroon), ES Tunis (Tunisia), Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Angola), Dubai Club (United Arab Emirates), JS Saoura (Algeria), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) and Ismaily (Egypt)
National Teams: Uganda (December 2017 – July 2019)