By Simon Abaho
Local football governing body, FUFA have announced the appointment of Serbian international, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic as the national team coach.
The 51-year-old will replace Mike Mutebi who has been in the acting position since Johnny McKinstry’s contract was terminated by FUFA on Monday 19 April 2021. He is to sign a 3-year renewable contract effective August.
Fufa announced this today Tuesday evening, on their Twitter official page. The Serbian, according to the local football governing body will name his backroom staff soon.
Micho, was sacked by Zambia early this month. By the time of his sacking Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was battling a case of a sexual assault case in South Africa.
Micho denied the charges that surrounded two incidents involving his behaviour with a 39-year-old woman, who was said to have been delivering coffee to him, on 7 December a the Wolfson Stadium while he was attending the Cosafa Under-20 Cup.
This is the second time Micho is returning to the fold as coach of the Ugandan national team after being in charge between 2013 and 2017. He was appointed by then the FUFA President Lawrence Mulidwa
In 2016, the Serbian tactician guided the Cranes to their first-ever Afcon tournament after a period of 38 years but a year later in 2017, he parted ways with FUFA.
He would later join the South African club, Orland Pirates for a two-year spell and later Egyptian giants Zamalek but his stay was short-lived and he joined the Zambian national team last year.
On July, 17, the Zambian football federation announced the sacking of Micho as their national team coach after a dismal performance during the 2021 COSAFA Cup, having been in charge of the team for only a year and a half.
Micho’s return as Cranes coach comes on the backdrop of the sacking of Northern Irishman, Johnathan McKinstry in April this year over poor results.
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