By Baron Kironde
Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic is appreciative of the positive experiences he got from Zambia as he departs his role as head coach of the national team, Chipolopolo.
Last week, Micho and the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) mutually agreed to part ways after less than two years in marriage.
Micho was appointed Chipolopolo coach in February 2020 with the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier midway but failed to qualify for the finals.
He had also just a few days back failed to qualify Zambia out of their group at the ongoing COSAFA Cup in South Africa.
“Dear respective friends, football stakeholders, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and honest appreciation to the government, the federation among other stakeholders.”
“It has been an honourable privilege to manage such coachable players. It’s not a question of quality but spirituality and mentality.”
Micho also commended the technical team that he says was the best in Zambia; “It has been a hard period during the pandemic, but everyone has been able to contribute positively in their way,” the coach stated.
Next up for Zambia is the World Cup qualifiers and Micho is ready to help the next Chipolopolo coach in a consulting capacity.
“I wish Zambia the best, I will be a positive ambassador of Zambia like all the previous coaches I succeeded. We shall remain in a very good relationship.”
The coach hopes to utilize all the positive experiences with Chipolopolo in his career ahead as he looks for another challenge elsewhere.