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Uganda Cranes Coach Quits National Team to Join Orlando Pirates

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, is expected to join Orlando Pirates after ditching the Uganda Cranes over unpaid wages.

Famously known as Micho, the Serbian-born tactician who took over the Cranes in 2013, met with FUFA president to discuss the situation but all efforts were futile.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We have been in a meeting with the FA president Moses Magogo and some of his members, and they agreed that I have not been paid $64,000 in salary and bonuses.[/perfectpullquote]

“We decided that the matter will now be handled by my agent Ivica Stankovic,” Sredojevic told KweséESPN after the meeting.

Micho left the country after the meeting, to link up with his family in Ethiopia from where he’s expected to jet off to South Africa.

It has been confirmed that the 47-year-old is expected to sign a three-year contract before Saturday to start pre-season training with the South African giants, in a deal worth $50,000 per month which is five times what the Ugandan FA has been giving him.

Sredojević had a one-year stint with the Orlando Pirates in 2006 where he guided them to the semi-final stage of the CAF Champions League.

After joining the Uganda Cranes from Rwanda in 2013, Micho’s knowledge and experience in African football made him an instant hit.

The master tactician has guided Uganda to the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years, 2014 and 2016 African Nations Championships, won the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and was runners up Coach of the Year 2017.

He leaves Uganda as the only CECAFA team in contention for a 2018 FIFA World Cup place despite being in the group of death.


Micho’s Coaching Career

  • 1994–2000 FK Palić
  • 2000–2001 FK Spartak Subotica
  • 2001 Yugoslavia U20
  • 2001 FK Hajduk Kula
  • 2001–2004 Villa SC
  • 2004–2006 Saint-George SA
  • 2006 Orlando Pirates
  • 2007 Young Africans FC
  • 2007–2010 Saint-George SA
  • 2010–2011 Al-Hilal Omdurman
  • 2011–2013 Rwanda
  • 2013– Uganda



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