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Seven Eritrea players disappear after football tournament in Uganda

A Ugandan official has said seven Eritrean football players have disappeared at the end of a regional tournament.

Rogers Mulindwa, a spokesman for a body that organised the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, said Tuesday that a police search for the players continues.

A police spokesman did not immediately comment.

The players are believed to be the latest to defect from Eritrea, whose government under President Isaias Afwerki has been described by human rights groups as one of the most tightly controlled...

Uganda part ways with coach Sebastien Desabre

CAIRO, Egypt -- Uganda have parted company with coach Sebastien Desabre despite performing above expectations at the Africa Cup of Nations where they reached the last 16.

The Ugandan Football Federation (FUFA) said in a statement that it had "mutually agreed" to end the Frenchman's contract.

"The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties," it said.

Desabre is the second coach to part company with his team at the tournament after hosts Egypt...