By Clarkson Ogo
For the sacked Uganda’s coach, Sebastien Desabre, it was a case of one door closing and another one opening.
Barely 24 hours after being relieved of his position by the Uganda FA after the team crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations, the French manager has secured a new job.
He has been officially unveiled as Pyramids FC’s newest manager on Monday.
After guiding Uganda to the round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Desabre has made a name for himself as a reputable manager in the African football landscape and as a result, has been linked to some of the top jobs on the continent, including Cairo giants Al Ahly.
However, the Frenchman became Pyramids FC’s latest manager one day after mutually terminating his contract with the Ugandan national team.
This will become the Frenchman’s second job in Egypt after a short spell with Ismaily in 2017, where he took charge of the club in 18 games.
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.
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.
This means that the club has secured themselves a place in the CAF competitions next season, where they most likely compete in the Confederation Cup.