Micho returns to Uganda for the second time after leaving in 2017.
He is remembered for taking back Uganda to the African Cup of Nations after close to three decades. Micho drove Uganda to the 2017 Afcon.
Micho returns to Uganda. Courtesy picture
Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević has bounced back as the head coach
of the Uganda Cranes on a three-year contract. A press statement from the Federation
of Uganda Football Association-FUFA shows that the Serbian tactician will kick
off work effective next month.
“Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević has been appointed Head coach
of the Uganda Cranes on a three-year renewable contract effective
1st August 2021," reads the statement. Micho returns to Uganda for
the second time after leaving in 2017.
He is remembered for taking back Uganda to the African Cup of
Nations after close to three decades. Micho drove Uganda to the 2017 Afcon.
He, however, confirmed the termination of his contract on June 29, 2017, citing nonpayment
of his salary for several months.
Since then, the Serbian tactician has managed Orlando Pirates
in South Africa, Zamalek in Egypt and lately the Zambian National team. He picks from Jonathan McKnistry who was
sacked over unpleasant results.
The national team had been under the leadership
of Abdallah Mubiru as the interim Head coach and Livingstone Mbabazi and Fred
Kajoba as assistants. According to a press release, the Head coach has a
contractual mandate to name his backroom staff.
Prior to his departure in 2017, Moses Basena
and Fred Kajob assisted Micho. His first task is to guide Uganda in the
forthcoming world cup qualifiers scheduled to take place in September, October
and November 2021, and March 2022.
The Cranes are in Group E alongside Mali and neighbours Kenya
Fahad Muganga is a senior sports Journalist with Uganda Radio Network, he covers all local sports activities in the country with more interest in Football and Athletics. He is currently a journalism and Communication Student at Makerere University