Newly appointed head coach of Uganda’s national team, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has made it clear that he has returned to deliver.
The Serbian who was officially unveiled this morning at the Uganda FA headquarters in Mengo made it clear that he is a much better coach than when he left the same position in 2017.
“We shall achieve all this with team work and see that Uganda becomes among the top 5 in Africa and a regular football powerhouse,” added the 51-year old coach.
Micho who replaces Irishman Jonathan Mckinstry said he wants to pay back to Ugandans for the trust they have shown in him. “I was always dreaming of coming back to Uganda. I want to pay back with hard work and with an approach which will get the results,” added the head coach.
Micho says although he was born in Serbia 51 years ago, football wise he was born in Uganda when he started coaching with SC Villa.
Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo, the Uganda FA President said his executive had made the right decision to return Micho because he ticked all the boxes for them. “We have had so many coaches interested in the position but as FUFA we saw Micho was the person to fit the objectives,” added the FA President.
The coach made it clear that he will work with Frank Plaine (director of performance) who he worked with at Orlando Pirates in South Africa, former Cranes player Livingstone Mbabazi as the assistant coach and Fred Kajoba as the goalkeeping coach.
Micho together with his new technical team will have to prepare the national team ahead of their first assignment in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Kenya between September 1-4th. Besides Kenya, Uganda will also battle Rwanda and Mali in Group F of the qualifiers.
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