Cranes Hire “Micho” Sredojevic Ahead of Liberian Clash


Milutin “Micho” Sredojević

Micho, 43, joins Cranes on a two year deal to replace Scottish tactician Bobby Williamson, who was sacked after failing to steer the team to great heights

Serbian tactician Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic was on Tuesday unveiled as the new Uganda Cranes coach on a two year renewable contract.

The Cranes job fell vacant following the sacking of Bobby Williamson. The Scotsman, a record four time Cecafa winner, failed on his key assignment of taking the Cranes to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking to the media after his unveiling, ‘Micho’ said he was privileged to be back.

“This is my footballing home. I started my dream here. Am happy to come back home after travelling all over the continent,” he was quoted saying in Uganda’s daily New Vision.

“From the time I left Uganda in July 2004, I have been absent in body but my soul has always been here.”

Micho, 43, comes to Uganda after being relieved of his duties in neighboring Rwanda, for also failing to steer the Amavubi to the Africa showpiece.

Police FC coach Sam Timbe, Bul Bidco coach Kefa Kisala and goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba will be Micho’s assistants.

Micho brings immense experience from the African scene in a career that started off in 2001 in Villa. He won one Cecafa titles with the Jogoos on top of four local league trophies.

After Villa, he went on to win the league title in Ethiopia with St George.

The Serbian has also had relative success in continental club competitions guiding South African giants Orlando Pirates to the semi-finals of the African Champions League in 2006.

He also led Sudan’s Al Hilal to the last four of both the Confederation Cup and Champions League.

His first assignment will see him lead the Cranes against Liberia and Angola in the two home World Cup qualifying games.

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