May 29, 2024

Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic is back as Uganda Cranes head coach.

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He’s back . FUFA have announced the appointment of Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic on a 3 year renewable contract effective 1st August 2021. He will be tasked with identifying a backroom staff to work with him.

This will be his 2nd spell with the Cranes having been at the helm for a period spanning 4 years from 2013-2017 which saw him guide the Cranes back into the African Cup of Nations after a 38 year hiatus.

He would later part ways with the FUFA on grounds of non-compliance to the terms of his contract by the Federation.

He went on to manage South African giants Orlando Pirates for 2 years before a short 4 month spell with Zamalek in Egypt .

It didn’t take him long to find a new managerial role as he was appointed as the Head Coach of the Zambian National Team. The tides were turbulent during his time with the “Chipolopolo” and he was relieved of his duties after a dismal performance at the 2021 COSAFA Cup.

Whether Micho can get the Uganda Cranes back on track in time for the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers is a question that will be answered later.

Known for his work ethic and “let’s hit the ground running as soon as possible” approach, he will have to grapple with the fact that one of his most dependable “soldiers in battle” Denis Onyango hand up his gloves after a disastrous AFCON Qualification Campaign.

Like the common saying, there is no place like home, many enthusiasts will agree that Uganda is Micho’s African Home having managed a few Ugandan clubs in the past.

His biggest task will be integrating the new crop of players with the senior group and building a squad that would give Uganda a chance in the World Cup Qualifiers.

If the short comings of the Federation in his previous spell are solved, then this promises to be an exciting time for the Cranes .

Well be back, Coach Micho.

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