BREAKING: Zambia Part Ways With Coach Milutin Sredojevic
Zambia and Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic have parted ways, the national football federation (FAZ) has confirmed.
The move comes just three days after Zambia failed to make it to the knockout stage of the 2021 Cosafa Cup being held in South Africa.
The Chipolopolo lost two of their matches Group A matches against Lesotho and Eswatini. They managed only one win against Botswana before being held to a goalless draw against Botswana.
Football Association of Zambia announced the decision to part ways with Micho in a statement published on their website on Saturday afternoon.
“FAZ can confirm that it has reached a mutual separation agreement with its senior Men’s National Team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. After a meeting between FAZ and the coach, it was agreed that in the interest of progress for both parties they had to separate,” says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala.
“FAZ has thanked Micho for having steered the Chipolopolo from February 3, 2020, to date and wished him the best of luck in his next assignment.”
On his part, Micho thanked the FAZ and the football fans across the southern African nation for having supported him during his stay.
“I am grateful to the Zambian people, the players, coaches, officials and the fans who supported me in various ways during my stay,” said Micho.
“All the positive experience with Chipolopolo Zambia I will use in my career ahead and would like to wish all the best to Zambia.”
Zambia will now prepare for the upcoming World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaigns under a new regime.