Uganda Cranes coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has finally come out to defend himself against the sexual assault crimes he was convicted of in South Africa.
According to the Serbian tactician, all the accusations that led to him being charged in the Gqeberha regional court were just but a well planned move by his non-likers to spoil his good name.
Micho is of the view that his purported haters were determined to utilize all means to set him up and cause humiliation to his image.
In his defence, Micho in a statement said; “These reports are premised on a well orchestrated plot of some devious and malicious, faceless people hell-bent at tarnishing my name.”
“I am a law-abiding person who fully cooperated with authorities from the very beginning even when I knew that I was simply being a target,” Micho added.
That particular statement was to ascertain why he “gave himself in” to the South African justice system that would later accuse and convict him.
However, Micho is not contented with the judgement, and he has since appealed against the conviction and the resultant sentence.
He says his decision to take the matter on appeal is in total agreement with the magistrate which is his pursuit of justice.
On Tuesday, October 19 in a South African court, Micho was sentenced to two separate three-year jail terms after being convicted of two counts of sexual assault in crimes committed while still in charge of the Zambian national team.
Micho, according to the South African court, inappropriately, as prohibited by the law touched a 39 year old woman who was delivering coffee in December 2020 during the regional COSAFA U-20.
The court revealed that on 07 December 2020 during the Cosafa Games in Gqeberha, a 39-year-old woman was delivering coffee at the Wolfson Stadium when she asked Sredojević if he would need sugar with his coffee.
Court further proved that Micho said no and rather added that he needed another type of sugar, pointing at the 39-year old’s private parts, so she complained about his conduct to her boss who in turn warned Sredojević not to do it again.