July 5, 2022

Micho asked to step aside from Cranes’ job

By Allan Damba
Micho arrives at the Entebbe International Airport | FUFA Media

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been ordered to step down from the role by the local football governing body, FUFA, Football256 understands.

Extremely reliable sources have confirmed to this website the aforementioned and that, the only remaining bits before announcing his exit, hinge on agreeing to terms of payment of the remainder of his contract.

“He (Micho) wants FUFA to pay all his money before leaving. FUFA has declined on paying all the monies at once,” revealed an inside source who preferred anonymity.

The development comes less than 12 months since Micho signed a three-year contract for his second stint, having left in 2017.

The Serbian has come under fire, especially in the past three weeks when Uganda faltered in the opening fixtures of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

In the first game, the Cranes lost 2-0 to 2019 AFCON champions, Algeria. But, it was the display that infuriated many of the faithful more than the actual defeat.

In the second encounter, his coached side drew one-all with a lowly-ranked Niger at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende, jeopardizing the team’s chances of progressing out of Group F.

The news comes at a time when this website reliably reported that FUFA were in contact with Frenchman Sebastien Desabre for a possible return to the Cranes top seat.

After guiding Uganda to the 2019 AFCON Round of 16 in Egypt, the 45-year-old left for Pyramids in the same country, but currently, he is at French League II outfit, Chamois Niortais.

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